Wear Red Day // Psalm 51:10

It’s Wear Red Day! What will you don to observe the day? Wear Red Day is about raising awareness for heart disease. The reality is we all have a heart disease, don’t we? Jeremiah 17:9 warns us that the human heart is deceitful above all else. This is why we must be careful anytime we are inclined to say the heart wants what the heart wants.

The context for today’s verse is after King David’s horrible actions with Bathsheba and Uriah. If you aren’t familiar with the story, David saw Bathsheba take a bath and was filled with lust. He deployed Uriah to the front lines of a battle in hopes he would be killed. Pretty despicable, huh? Now, before you start to think that David’s moniker as a man after God’s own heart was either false, or says something terrible about God, this is where Psalm 51 is so wonderful. We read about David’s acknowledgement of his sin, belief in God’s mercy, and confession that the Lord is his only hope. David ultimately realizes that his only hope is a spiritual heart transplant; therefore, he asks God to recreate his heart and renew a right spirit within him, meaning one of obedience to God as opposed to his own lusts.

I hope you will think about your own need for a heart transplant on this Wear Red Day. As you do, may these words also give you insight and hope, “I will give them a single heart, and I will put a new spirit in them. I will remove the stony hearts from their bodies and give them hearts of flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19, CEB).