A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise
Sunday’s message out of 2Cor 7 on true verses worldly repentance was so convicting. It reminded me just how broken we must be over our sin, direct and deliberate rebellion against our Savior. It reminded me of the verse, Psalm 51:17. “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, O God, you will not despise.” God desires for us to grieve and mourn over our sin, which separates us from him. Spurgeon says, “Labor, O my soul, to know your nothingness, and learn it by contemplating God’s greatness.” We see our sin and ourselves rightly, when we view it in light of who God is in all his holiness. The truth of our nothingness, the immense depth of our short-comings, our wretchedness can only fully be understood in view of God’s character. But take heart, he does not leave us there. This is only a step in repentance. As believers, when we turn to him and back toward pursuing holiness and godliness, our relationship, our closeness to him is restored. His grace is greater than all our sin. Praising God. To dig deeper on this topic – see this post on desiringgod.com by John Piper.