Monday, October 26, 2009

The Sacrifices of God

"For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."

Psalms 51:16-17

-- In this Psalm David cries out in repentance to God for his sin with Bathsheba. He acknowledges that God does not take pleasure in burnt offerings or animal sacrifices, but in a contrite heart and a broken spirit. Humility and contrition before God is not a sign of weakness, it is what He desires, He is pleased with those whose hearts are soft and tender.

May we develop hearts that are yielded to the Lord.

Dear Lord, I ask that my heart will be soft and pliable to You and Your Word. You delight in a broken heart and a contrite spirit. I pray that I will be continually yielded to You. I love You Lord. Amen.

In His service,

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