BROKEN HEARTS – Thu, Jul 09, 2015


Psalm 51:16-17 KJV
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering.

[17] The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Jewish sacrifices in those days generally atoned for sins, though there were sacrifices of thanksgiving, peace, etc. etc.
But when such a sacrifice was only being offered because one had to do it, and not a conviction of the heart then the whole purpose of the act was defeated.

Indeed, a better sacrifice is a broken and contrite heart, and God can simply NOT overlook this. No wonder David confessed that if God just required a sacrifice, he David would have done that to atone for the grave sin he committed against God and against Uriah the Hittite.

Repentance goes beyond the physicals or externals now. Fortunately, God is the best judge of this, not man. Public display of how repentant one is may not necessarily bear a correlation with what goes on in the heart.

When it comes to repentance, only one sacrifice is most appealing to God; “A broken and a contrite heart.”
Spare the drama and rend your hearts 💕.

Have a blessed day.
#CarllyDevotionals #1ChapterADay

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