Psalm 51 is David’s response to Nathan’s rebuke of him after his adultery with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah. David asks for God’s grace and mercy to be extended to him. He asks the Lord to cleanse him of his sin. IN verse 4 he makes it clear that although he had sinned against Bathsheba and Uriah, ultimately he has sinned against the Lord. He asks the Lord to create in him a clean heart and not to remove the Holy Spirit’s presence on his life. David is called a man after God’s own heart, partly because he was quick to confess and repent of his sin. Lord, may I be quick to confess and repent of all my sin.
– Bryan McKenzie