In Psalm 51:16-17, we read, “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”
Do you have a broken spirit? With coronaviruses and everyday stress and living in today’s world, it is no wonder your answer is yes. It is far too easy for our spirit to be broken down by the stress of life and the disappointments we are sometimes faced with.
On the other hand, if we read Psalm 51:16-17 in Hebrew, we soon realize having a broken spirit is not the same as we see it today. Having a broken spirit in Psalm 51:16-17 is all about having given up your free will in exchange for the law of Moses. To put it another way, someone with a broken spirit is a person who desires to live by God’s law – the law of Moses.
Do you have a broken spirit? If you desire to live by the law of Moses, you have a broken spirit, and your obedience is an acceptable sacrifice to Yehovah.