"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." Psalm 51:17 ESV
This is one of those scriptures I love to just read and reflect on. There is so much in that word.
Think about it. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart...
How is our spirit broken? Through the Lord showing us that we are wretched and in need of a Saviour. As He does this we become contrite. Sorrowful for what we have done, because He shows us our sins.
Isn't Jesus awesome! He again is the ultimate sacrifice. Through His dying on the cross and being raised from the dead this allowed us to see our true selves. In the light and revelation of the Saviour we see how wretched (broken) we are. Then we feel how contrite (sorrowful) we have become for our sins. God does not despise what His Son did for us. He doesn't despise us anymore because when we are His all He sees is the blood of His beloved Son having been sacrificed over 2000 years ago.
The glory of the cross and Jesus is all over in the bible. It is all over the Old as well as the New Testament.
Dig into the word and ask God to show you His soveriegnty in all of His word. Don't skip over the Old Testament as if it is not important in our walk.
It is all about Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
I leave off with this. I want to praise God for what He is doing in my life. This last week there has been a lot of things being spoken to me. In turn I can say thank you Lord.
My hope is for those who visit this blog from here on to be able to come away being stirred and built up.
There is joy in the presence of the Lord and know one can take that from us. It is ours to recieve.
Love the Lord with all of your heart. Go out and tell others about the glory of Jesus. We have an awesome message that is real, and we must be the ones to speak to others about Jesus.