The sacrifice of a broken heart is the most humbling thing we as Christians can offer to God. God does not delight in earthly sacrifices or offerings to win his favor. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit and a contrite heart. Of these God will not despise. It’s so amazing how God in his great mercy sees the good in us in spite of our frailties. He loves us in the midst of our brokeness. When I see my sin in light of God’s grace, my heart is flled with thankfulness. It’s at that moment when I realize what a wretched sinner I am but most importantly, what a great savior He is! My judgment became His, and His life became mine. Such a complete reversal. I don't deserve the slightest bit of grace that God has given me. Like Job, I cry, “I am a vile!” I confess that I’ve given God cheap worship. I've allowed myslef to get lossed in the things of this world rather than getting lost in the beauty of Jesus. I worship Him with my lips, but sometimes, my heart is far from Him. I let the worries of this world distract me and I loose sight of who it is I am worshipping. Jesus is the King of Kings and He deserves so much more than our words than our empty words. It hit me to the core when I read the passage from Malachi 1:18, “ And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? Offer it then to your Governor! Would he be pleased with you?” Wow! Sunday after Sunday, we offer God cheap worship when we let our minds drift and wander to useless things. To Jesus cheap worship is so unworthy, He would rather shut us out the door than offer cheap sacrifices in his temple. May this change our view on worship. I pray the Lord continues to pour out his grace in our lives because we need it.
Lord have mercy, for I am a man of unclean lips. Who am I that you think of me. I am but dust and ashes.