God’s Gift to the Guilty (Psalm 51)


Humorist Erma Bombeck once described guilt as “the gift that keeps on giving.” We smile because it’s true – guilt is one of our most difficult and persistent emotions. We’ve all known people who have struggled with guilt for things they did in the past. Some of us may even be those people. Which leads us to ask whether the Lord can help. What does God want us to do when we mess up? Does He offer a better solution for guilt than shifting the blame or just learning to live with it? In this sermon, we explore the Bible’s answer to this question in the prayer of a guilty man known to us as Psalm 51.