Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I sin a lot...how do I get clean?

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
   wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51:7

David stands as a king before God but is ceremonially unclean and unfit for worship at the tabernacle.  
He asks for hyssop, a plant used to purify lepers.

David stands like a leper before God and asks God to "wash" him.  The word isn't spiritual, it's practical.  
It describes the physical process of washing a garment by treading, kneading, and beating it.

The point:  There's a cost to cleanliness

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