Sunday, February 16, 2014

Despicable Offerings

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.  (Ps 51:17)

Overall, it's not okay to give broken stuff to God.

In Leviticus (chap 22) God tells His people that the animals they sacrifice cannot be lame or ill or damaged.  In Malachi (chap 1) the Lord rips into the priests for defiling the altar with lame and blind sacrifices. 

How different it is with our hearts!  Not only is brokenness acceptable, but being broken is the only acceptable way.

Weedon summarizes Kleinig's book Grace Upon Grace:
God keeps on taking things away from you, one thing after another.  And every time He does, He says, "But you still have Me, and I'm enough."
about 5:20 on the you-tube video

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