(By Angela Watson)
I’d been reading through Psalm 51, David’s prayer to God after being confronted by the prophet Nathan regarding his sin with Bathsheba, and while the words in verse 7 were so familiar, I was puzzled.
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7).
What did David mean by being purged with hyssop and how would it make him clean?
As I started to dig a little deeper, my heart was moved by how amazing our God is. Our God is not a God of chaos or coincidence. He is a God of planning and purpose, right down to the smallest details.