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Notes And Next Steps

Psalm 51:10-17 + Part 3 of the series “The Power Of Routine"

Where do you go for spiritual repair?

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me … Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:10,12)

Deliver me from the guilt … Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51:14,11)

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. (Psalm 51:16)

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:17)

You don’t need to impress God by sacrificing to him your perfect record, your innocence and righteousness.


  1. One day, a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, chemical engineer and computer engineer were driving down the street …
  2. Repentance is deeply personal. Yet its cause (what triggers it) and its effect (what it produces) can be widely relational. Read Hebrews 10:22-25 and Luke 19:8. Explain.
  3. Consider this practical method to improve your life of repentance. Inhale _______. Exhale _______.
  4. Look in your Bible at the header of this psalm (also 2 Samuel 11:1–12,25). How does the setting of this psalm help you come closer to God in repentance?