"Our Perfect and Pleasing Sacrifice"
Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart. Psalms 51:14-17
These verses are a reflection of the content of King David’s heart, after he was visited by the prophet Nathan, concerning David’s sinful actions with Bathsheba. It is the king’s prayer for forgiveness. David acknowledged his sinful nature, in verse five, he said: “I have sinned and done wrong since the day I was born.” When mankind is conceived we are conceived with a sinful nature, and David was fully aware of that.
We will commit sins until we are released from this wretched, sinful, dwelling place of flesh and given a NEW, SINLESS dwelling place, either at the time of death, when our soul departs this wretched, sinful, dwelling place of flesh, or at the RAPTURE, when we receive a NEW, SINLESS dwelling place, the body, which will be made NEW and NO sinful nature will abide there. But that is only for those who have given their HEART and LIFE to God and have become one of his Children. Those who have not received a NEW, SINLESS, dwelling place, (body) will spend all eternity in a wretched, tormented, miserable, painful, and tortured body with NO recourse.
King David was living under the old covenant, when offering a sacrifice was the way they obtained forgiveness of their sins. However, David realized that God doesn’t want just the sacrifice or a burnt offering, but the ONLY thing that would make things RIGHT between him and God is a BROKEN SPIRIT and a TRULY REPENTIVE HEART. Then and ONLY then can sins be forgiven.
Some Christians, today, believe that when they sin, since their sins are ALL covered by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, that they don’t have to confess those sins. But this is NOT the case. 1 John 1:9 says that: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Confession is a very vital part of our relationship with God, if we have sin in our lives we cannot have fellowship with God, when the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins, it is our responsibility to CONFESS those sins to God and to restore our fellowship with Him. David was fully aware of this and that is why he said that a “broken spirit and a broken and humbled heart” was what would be pleasing to God, not just going through the process of offering up sacrifices to Him.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have NO relationship with Him and you are destined to a life of misery, torment, heartache and pain for ALL of eternity, unless you change things by first acknowledging your sinful nature, then CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is alive in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have a RIGHT relationship with Him and enjoy fellowshipping with the Father. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!