Thursday, June 22, 2006

Contrite and broken

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,

A broken and a contrite heart -

These, O God, You will not despise.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the High and Lofty One

Who inhabits eternity,

whose name is Holy:

"I dwell in the high and holy place,

With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,

To revive the spirit of the humble,

And to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

James 4:8-10

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Cleanse your hands, you sinners;

and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Lament and mourn and weep!

Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,

and He will lift you up.


Mikey's God Talk said...

Brokeness is such a great thing. I am at the end of myself and now that I am, God uses me. I prayed daily a while back that God would break me, best thing that ever happened.

The Righteousness of God said...

Check out NIV of Isaiah 66.2..(God speaking) 'This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.' What caught my eye years ago....this is what God values (aka esteems). This is what God Holds when I am broken. This is most precious in His sight...this is most valued in His economy. Consistant with..I pete 5.6..."Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.'

In Christ Alone said...

Thanks roG....God is everywhere, even in my hypothetical cave...
the study notes say..."Solomon realized that God could not be localized in a temple built by humans, magnificent though it may be..."

We knew that ... :) Speaking of that...any plans for Sunday? :)