LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PSALM 51:17 (NLT)
"The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God."
10 KEYS FROM A BROKEN SPIRIT .
1. A broken spirit fears God , shields away from evil . Joseph told Potiphar's wife in the book of Genesis 39:9""There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
2. A broken spirit is willing to make a sacrifice for God , it might not be pleasant for him at that moment , but love is a force that is as strong as death . song of solomon 8:6 (Amp)"Put me like a seal on your heart,Like a seal on your arm;For love is as strong as death,
3.A broken spirit can easily forgive , because of the forgiveness he/she has received from God . Col 3:13 (NLT)"Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others."
4.A broken spirit is always humble .why? he already knows the "pain" of being proud .1 Peter 5:5 (NLT)"In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."
5.A broken spirit will always tell the truth . he has learnt in the days of his affliction the consequences of telling lies . David said in Psalm 119:71 (Amp)"It is good for me that I have been afflicted,That I may learn Your statutes."
6.A broken spirit is willing to endure the pain , because he is very certain the Lord will reward him for his suffering and confident trust in him . Heb 10:35 (NIV)"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded."
7. A broken spirit will always check with God first before he makes a move . If God says no , he turns back immediately . David checked with the lord first before he went to Judah . 2 Sam 2:1(Amp)"
So it happened after this that David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up into one of the cities of Judah?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up.” David asked, “Where shall I go?” And He said, “To Hebron.”(Amp)
8. A broken spirit is always willing to do what God says without complaining . Abraham God told him to go and sacrifice his son in the land of Moriah , he willing obeyed .Why? The Master is always right , even when we don't understand it .Gen 22:3(Amp)" So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and then he got up and went to the place of which God had told him."
9.A broken spirit is a spirit of flesh . A spirit that is always moved to compassion (mercy) for others .Eph 4:32 (NIV)"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
10.A broken spirit is a spirit that is set for heaven . Are you set for heaven ? Jesus is coming soon !!Rev 22:12"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
BONUS : A broken spirit is a soul winner any day . Prov 14:25
"God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop ,broken clouds to give rain , broken grain to give bread ,broken bread to give strength . It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter , weeping bitterly , who returns to greater power" Vance Havner
Prayer : Father create in me a broken spirit and help me to know you and love you more in Jesus name , Amen.
bless you .