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Wouldn’t you feel the same way, if it were your child?
This week, we will be focusing on two verses again, as we continue to make our way through Psalm 51.
Psalm 51:16.17 NIV
16 You do not delight in sacrifice,
or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart you,
God, will not despise.
Psalm 51:16-17 (VOICE) / for meditation purposes
16 I would surrender my dearest possessions or destroy all that I prize to prove my regret,
but You don’t take pleasure in sacrifices or burnt offerings.
17 What sacrifice I can offer You is my broken spirit
because a broken spirit, O God,
a heart that honestly regrets the past,
You won’t detest.
These are great verses to memorize and/or meditate on. This week, spend a lot of time on them and see what happens in your heart and spirit!
Father, help me to be broken before You with honest regret for my sin. Show me when I am going through the motions of offering sacrifices just to ease my guilt for what I’ve done. I pray for the kind of repentance that reflects genuine respect for You and Your ways.
As always, I’m here if you need me. You can use a pseudonym if you want to share a little about your struggle (via the comment link). I’d be honored to pray with you.
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