The Berean Expositor
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and were only truly offered when the offerer was conscious of his guilt and felt a need
both of a Deliverer and the moral necessity of repentance; a repentance that not only
turned from the sin committed, but turn the heart toward the God Who had been so
grievously offended.
A fitting conclusion would be a prayerful reading of  Psalm 51:  in its entirety,
observing the Psalmist's consciousness of sin, his inability to provide any sacrifice that
could meet his dire need, the desire for cleansing within, the desire for restoration and
usefulness, and the complete endorsement, after all has been said, of the very sacrificial
system which at first appears to be refuted and obsolete.