Scripture Reading: “Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.” (Psalm 51:18)
Some commentators suggest that the concluding two verses of this magnificent psalm were added later as an appendix. These commentators do so because of their erroneous perception that the concluding verses are a departure from the psalm’s previous subject. Far from departing from the subject of the psalm’s previous verses, the psalm’s concluding verses speak of the natural consequences of spiritual contriteness.
When individual believers get right with God there is always hope of believers getting right with God corporately. One thing for sure, until we individually get right with God, there is no hope of revival in the church. God can take no pleasure in Zion or build the walls of Jerusalem until the inhabitants thereof are in a right relationship with Him. God would certainly not be blessed by nor pour His blessing out upon Jerusalem, as David definitely knew, if Jerusalem’s king was not right with God.
As in the case of Achan, God’s people cannot count on His presence with them, His blessings on them, or His deliverance of them as long as there is sin in the camp (Joshua 7:1-26). Are you a modern-day “Achan,” someone keeping your church from victory because of accursed things hid away in your life. If you really want to see revival in your church, then, you must get right with God. There is no hope of revival corporately until we’re right with God individually.
“If every church member was just like me, what kind of church would my church be?” (Anonymous)