Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:
thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart, O God,
thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51:1617 (KJV)
The people of the Old Testament made animal and grain sacrifices to cover their sins. This act was to make their hearts right with God. King David, in his sorrow for his sin realized what God wanted.
David decided The Father wanted his wayward children to be broken, to realize their error and display their sorrow. God expected them to have their hearts broken and to be humbled before Him.
Even in today’s world, God expects us to tell Him we’re sorry when we sin. People who have great interpersonal skills know to be adult enough to admit when they have hurt someone. It’s been a while since I have heard someone say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” Have we become a society of people who feel we are above revealing that we are aware that we can sin?
The sacrifice part comes into play in today’s world when party A realizes he or she has offended party B. In order to get back in B’s good graces, A does something extravagant for B. Not necessarily a mature thing to do.
A few weeks ago, I had a confrontation with a lady, I had to walk away. She acts unaware of how deeply she hurt me. I still have to deal with her but I am careful of what I say to her. I believe I will have to be wary of her and her ways for a long time. It’s not my nature to avoid people. But, it is my nature to protect myself. Am I doing the correct thing?