Sing of His Righteousness (Ps. 51:13-19)

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness” (Ps. 51:14). As we conclude this beautiful psalm of confession and repentance, we come finally to see the result of forgiveness: worship. David humbly acknowledges his sinfulness and rebellion against God; he understands the cost of his forgiveness as well as the insufficiency of ritual and sacrifice; he desires the blessing and favor of God again on him and the nation, yet he knows God must be just. Therefore, Christ Jesus was the only sacrifice that could ever fully appease the wrath of God and provide full atonement for his people. In this sermon, Pastor Leandre explains that the forgiveness we receive by grace through faith compels us to sing not only of God’s love and mercy but also of his perfect righteousness.