David knew that repentance was the only way back to God. He was remorseful about his relationship with Bathsheba, but the most important thing to David was not to lose his relationship with God
It’s interesting that in Psalm 51, David names the Holy Spirit…
We need to remember that up until this point, the Trinity still isn’t defined as three-in-one, because of polytheism – God needed to establish that He was the One true God, and no one was to worship any other God, but Him (monotheism). This was because the Israelites understood the worship of many God’s far too easily, and therefore, this is a powerful revelation that God had given David.
I love that God’s presence changes atmospheres, His tangible presence is what we generally crave, and to feel Him near to us, brings comfort and joy to our bones. It amazes me that God is the creator of life, and yet, the Father of all. He is relational. He wants us to come back to Him
The Holy Spirit was sent as the One who helps us to become who God created us to be. He teaches us God’s ways and guides us back into God’s loving arms.
I see Holy Spirit as someone who leads us through a maze, while we have a blindfold on – do we trust Holy Spirit enough to take us through that journey?
I do not want to forget that I serve the One true God, and therefore, I want to seek His direction for my life – in the maze of paths – and then ask Holy Spirit to guide me into that truth and to show me the way I should go.
“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” John 14:26
David knew that the Holy Spirit was necessary, and if David was said to have a heart like God’s, then we shouldn’t dismiss the Holy Spirit either