Some notes I took on a sermon from Tim Keller on Psalm 51:
Sin is not just breaking God’s word, but trampling on his heart.
The path to wholeness is life changing, character forming, and freedom engendering repentance:
Stop • being in denial. (You are capable of doing any wrong thing)
Start • a full clean confession of sin (real repentance begins when blame shifting ends)
Start • a deep heart renunciation of sin (real repentance begins where self pity ends)
How • a confidence of God's love and a deep sense of your unworthiness of it
- If you only experience unworthiness without confidence of God’s love, then you'll only beat yourself up.
- If you only have confidence of God’s love without sense of unworthiness, then you'll only have self pity.
- You can have both because Jesus looked on all your betrayal, and he stayed.