a broken spirit


psalm 51 17

The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O Elohim, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

The broken spirit of a man are of more worth to Yahweh than any offering you could present. That hurt that brings a person to their knees is worth more than any praise song you could sing.

There is truly nothing wrong with offering praise and thanksgiving—Yahweh loves it when we praise Him. But when we dig deeper into how He looks at us, how He searches the inward parts of our soul, He wants more than praise or thanksgiving. He wants real meaning behind our worship.

Yahweh wants us to be broken, not because He likes to watch us struggle in vain, but to give us a reason to worship Him. He wants us to understand that He is the mender of our hearts; He is the redeemer of our lives, and He breaks us because He loves us, and wants us for Himself alone.


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