This Sunday we will be in Psalm 51:1-10; as we focus on thankfulness leading to Thanksgiving. Verse 1 and verse 10 act as the book ends for this segment. David’s desire is; “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” The verses in between mostly consist of David’s confession of his sins and his desperate need to be forgiven. Verse 10 echoes verse 1; “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
The thankfulness or gratitude in this segment and the entire chapter; stems from the fact that we are blessed by God to understand that we need God’s forgiveness; and that He grants forgiveness to all who desire a “clean heart” that can only be given to us by the Triune God.