Today on A Study In The Word, Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and panel discuss David’s sin of adultery and murder. Because of his sin against God, his heart was broken and contrite. In Psalm 51:1, David pleaded for pardon through the atoning blood of the Lamb of God. David, in his sin, we see repentance and restoration, a fore picture of Israel; for as he forsook the law and was guilty of adultery and murder, so Israel despised the Covenant and turned aside to idolatry, spiritual adultery, and murdered the Messiah. Thus the scope and structure of this Psalm goes far beyond David, it predicts the future confession and forgiveness of Israel in the day of the Messiah’s Second Coming, when looking upon Him whom they pierced they shall mourn and weep. As well, this is even more perfectly a vivid portrayal of the intercessory work of Christ on behalf of His people.