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Thursday, February 17, 2022


"For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:  Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:  A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."  
Psalm 51:16-17

God wants a broken and contrite spirit.  He will welcome such a heart and rejoice over it.  A broken heart surrenders and accepts responsibility for his sins. Such a heart destroys his strong will and allows God to rule it.  It does not become calloused by sin.  The broken heart mourns over his sins and is fully aware of his need for God's approval.  Our hearts must break with sorrow when we sin.  God will respond to our brokenness with Grace when we humbly confess our sins and surrender to His will.  A contrite heart accepts that change must happen, godly sorrow (deep repentance).  The Grace of God will only save the brokenhearted and poor in spirit.

Our lovely song, "Bring Christ Your Broken Life," compels us to bring our broken lives to Christ, who makes them new.  It is a pleading invitation for lost souls to come to Jesus for help.  When we bring our broken hearts caused by sin to Christ, we find rest or relief because Jesus purifies them from an evil conscience.

"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water."  (Heb. 10:19-22)

Jesus, our Lord and Savior, invites all broken and lost souls to come to Him for help and rest from the burden of sin.  He wants those lost souls to bring their brokenness to Him for healing.  Christ, our Savior, can make broken souls anew.  He will "create anew."  Our empty years marred by sin, He will restore when we are baptized and begin walking in newness of life.  He will restore us to righteousness before God.

In baptism, we are buried with Christ to walk in newness of life.

"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."  (Rom. 6:3-4)

Our wasted life He will restore, justified before God.
"And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."  (1 Cor. 6:11)

God has promised that our iniquities, He will "remember no more." 
"For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more."  (Heb. 8:12)

Jesus will mend and relieve our broken hearts and give us rest from the burden of sin when we surrender our brokenness to Him.
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  (Matt. 11:28-30)

Jesus came to be the Blest Savior of us all! 

"She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."  (Matt. 1:21).
He has promised us that His presence will be ours until the end.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."  (Matthew 28:19-20)

He is now preparing a home in His Father's house for all who will come to Him to be saved.

"In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."  (John 14:2-3)   

With Him, morning breaks, and Heaven is near! 

He will wipe our tears away.  

"And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."  (Eph. 5:2)

We can "weep out" our "blinding tears upon His breast" because "His love is wonderful."


"None that trust in Him shall be desolate."  (Prov. 3:5)

Without Jesus and the healing power of His precious Gospel, life would be dark and drear!


We live in a world of broken people.  Our broken world has been around since the beginning of mankind when sin entered this world.  Before Jesus was born, God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah of His people as being “broken.”  Listen to His words.

 “They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11).

Sin is the cause of our broken world.  When people ignore and refuse to listen to God’s instructions, that course of action will lead them to brokenness in their lives and the lives of others.  Our lives will break down when we live contrary to our Creator’s direction. Such “brokenness” is seen throughout the Scriptures.  

“For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our time in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another” (Titus 3:3).

When we obey His Gospel, our Lord removes our iniquities and remembers them no more.  When we obey the remedy for sin that He offers and are buried with Him in baptism, He creates us anew.  It is then that we start walking in the newness of life. 

It is a joy to behold a new Christian arise from the watery grave of baptism to begin the new life with Christ! 

Read with me the words of the song, "Bring Christ Your Broken Life," and let its words stir your soul. 

Bring Christ your broken life,
So marred by sin.
He will create anew,
Make whole again.
Your empty wasted years
He will restore,
And your iniquities,
Remember no more.

Bring Him your every care
if great or small
whatever troubles you
oh, bring it all
Bring him the haunting fears
the nameless dread
thy heart he will relieve
and lift up thy head.

Bring Him your weariness 
receive his rest
Weep out your blinding tears
upon his breast
His love is wonderful
his power is great
and none that trust in him shall be desolate.

Blest Saviour of us all
Almighty friend!
His presence shall be ours
unto the end
without him, life would be
how dark, how drear
but with him morning breaks
and Heaven is near!


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