The Joy of Confession | Psalm 51
Assembly Required: Week 2- Day 2
Big Idea: God cleanses us when we come clean before him
13Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Three Questions for Consideration
With every biblical passage there is much for the reader to consider—things like cultural context, the people involved, the location, and the message that’s being communicated.
All these things should be considered before we move to personal application of the biblical truth presented in the biblical text. Once we have considered these foundational aspects of a biblical passage, that’s when we can move to personal application.
One helpful way to allow the truth of Scripture to mold and shape our lives is to consider the following questions as we seek personal application:
UP: What does this communicate about the character of God?
IN: How does this encourage me to live in a relationship with the Family of God?
OUT: How does this influence me to intentionally live on mission and reach others with the Gospel?