”Purge me with Hyssop,..” Ps 51:7 (ESV)
What did King David know that we have been helped to forget?
YHVH (The LORD) cannot and will not dwell in a unclean place. It is truly fascinating that King David tells us that Hyssop has some sort of physical and Spiritual properties that are able to cleans.
Cleans from what?
Filth aka SIN.
Could this be so?
Let’s take a look at the text surrounding this verse to see if we can find some supporting evidence.
”Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity(SIN), and in SIN did my mother conceive me.” Ps 51:5 (ESV)
If King David is cleansed from SIN then that would make him a fitting ”vessel” or ”Home/Temple” for YHVH (The LORD). Where is it that YHVH (The LORD) dwells in men? One place Scripture clearly mentions as a dwelling place for YHVH (The LORD) is in the ”hearts” of men. Does King David mention anything to do with the Hearts of men in this Psalm?
”Behold, thou desirest TRUTH in the INWARD PARTS: and in the HIDDEN PART thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Ps 51:6-7 (KJV)
”Inward parts” and ”hidden parts,” says the KJV (which agrees 100% with Hebrew text) are close but no quite what I was hoping for. However when we read this text in the ESV translation we see an interesting insight.
”Behold, you delight in TRUTH in the INWARD BEING, and you teach me wisdom in the SECRET HEART. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Ps 51:6-7 (ESV)
Now what are the chances that modern science tells us Hyssop has and effect of restoring mens hearts to their proper working order or condition?
Are we grasping at straws seeing that vs 6-7 didn’t actually use the Hebrew word for Heart?
To confirm or debunk our concept, let’s take a look at the final part of King David’s Psalm.
”CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O Elohim (God); and RENEW a right Ruach (Spirit) within me.” Ps 51:10 (KJV)
Wow this blows my mind!
We got to recap this!
So 3000 years ago in the Psalm where King David speaks about Hyssop (which modern science tells us has the effect of ”rejuvenating” or ”recreating” mens hearts) in the very same Psalm King David uses the words.
”CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART”
CREATE not from nothing but as in a restoration from damaged to renewed!
YHVH’s (The LORD’s) Word is Alive and there is no greater source of Wisdom anywhere!
It is time for us to put our trust back in Him and His Word (Messiah).
So we ask the question again, what did King David know that we have been helped to forget?
I believe YHVH (The LORD) has revealed a fraction of it for us here today!
This is my prayer for us all: May YHVH (The LORD) renew a Right Ruach (Spirit) and Create Clean Hearts for each and every one of us and may we become fitting vessels for His dwelling!