Today’s Reading: Song of Solomon 5:1‐8:14, 2 Corinthians 9:1‐15, Psalm 51:1‐19, Proverbs 22:24‐25
Psalms 51:17 – The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Context: David’s psalm of confession after Bathsheba. He pleads for mercy, forgiveness, cleansing and restoration of joy.
- The sacrifices of God are:
- A broken (shabar – to break to pieces) spirit
- A broken and contrite (dakah – crushed) heart
- God will not despise – distain, or look with contempt on
David exemplifies what a broken spirit and a contrite heart look like in Psalms 51.
Apply: I want to spend today (and my life) broken and contrite before God. Specifically, I will get on my knees and pray the words of David in Psalm 51 over my life.
How does the gospel encourage true brokenness?