Psalm 51: A Paradigm for Repentance
What thoughts went through King David’s mind after being rebuked by Natan the Prophet? What did he say to show that he truly regretted his actions? What can we learn from this and apply to our personal lives when we are truly sorry for something that we have done wrong?
Following the prophet Natan’s rebuke, mizmor 51 describes David’s confession after his sin with Bat Sheva. In this mizmor, David asks God for forgiveness so that he can teach sinners the ways of God. He pleads to be saved from murder so that he can praise God.