Over the last month, I’ve been preaching from Psalm 51, specifically exploring David’s statement in verse 17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” When I first got the idea to do this sermon series, I had no clue how rich and deep this Psalm was, nor how easy it would have been for me to spend several months exploring its themes. However, I should have known. A few weeks after I began studying for the messages, I came across this new book by Paul David Trip: Whiter than Snow; Meditations on Sin and Mercy. This book is 52(!) devotionals gleaned from the truths and themes of Psalm 51. As I worked through the preaching series, I used this books as a means to keep my heart sensitive towards the power of this passage and to help me see beyond my often narrow focus. What a blessing this devotional book has proved to be! I highly recommend you purchase it and spend the next 52 days (or more) just learning to listen to the richness of Psalm 51.
For more information on this book, check out this free sample of its contents.