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Broken – Psalm 51:17

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Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Have you ever pondered this verse before? It specifically says “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.” This is David speaking here. So where did he see this in the law if this is what YHWH wants or requires? The thing is, it’s not in the law. However, this is what the sacrifices are to produce in us. A broken spirit.

They are to remind us of the reality of the consequences to our sins. They remind us of what Yeshua truly did for us on the cross. This is why the sacrifices of the temple are truly a blessing. They are the hands on reminders of what we did to Yeshua.

You see, it’s one thing to think about Yeshua dying on the cross. However, how much different would it be if we actually saw it happen in person. Right in front of us? It would have truly broken us. That is the purpose of the sacrifices. To break us.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, shalom!

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