Friday, April 24, 2009

The sacrifices of God!

"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.
Amen!

2 comments:

nimayo said...

steve, Just recently the Lord showed me that it is being poor in spirit that gets you into heaven. He had me read the parable about the rich man and Lazerous and showed me that it was not that Lazerous went to heaven because he was poor monetarily and that he suffered physically in this world but because he was poor in spirit, he was a beggar alright but a beggar for God realizing that he could do nothing in this world without Him. This parable is the good Samaritan all over again, the ones that should have known better the Jews, priest rabbis, rich man, and the ones who were not expected to show love to another the Sameritans , gentiles, the dogs. Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Steven Owen said...

Nimayo,

You are right that we must be poor in spirit. The way we see that we are poor is for Jesus to show us our need. The beggar seen his need for a Saviour and knew that he couldn't do anything to recieve salvation on his own.
What I am trying to say is that what I have posted and what you are saying is it all points to the crucifixion. The cross where Jesus took all of the punishment.
Praise God for sending His Son so that all who would believe and call on His name shall be saved.
Thanks Nimayo for stopping by again.
I was actually thinking about you the other day and wondering if all was well.
God Bless,
Steven