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GODLY BROKENESS

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2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. {unto...: Heb. to the broken of heart} {of a contrite...: Heb. contrite of spirit}

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

How Broken: It is certainly the work of the Spirit of the Living God. Submit yourself to him. SEEK HIM HARD. Seek the humbleness and brokeness which is in the man to whom the Lord looks. Conform to the image of Jesus Christ his son.

Consider who God is

He is the CREATOR.

HE is the HIGH and LOFTY ONE.

HE Inhabiteth eternity.

HIS NAME IS HOLY.

HIGH:

  • Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

    Psalms 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

    Psalms 97:9 For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

    Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

  • ETERNAL:

  • Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

    Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

    Psalms 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

    Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

    Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

    Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

    Psalms 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.

  • SEE WHERE HE DWELLS:

  • Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

    1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

    1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

  • CONSIDER WHO YOU ARE:

    2Pe 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

    Psalms 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

    James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

    Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

    Spurgeon: How well should those live who are to live so little! … He is constant only in inconstancy. This is sad news for those whose treasures are beneath the moon; those whose glorying is in themselves may well hang the flag half mast; but those whose best estate is settled upon them in Christ Jesus in the land of unfading flowers, may rejoice that it is no vain thing in which they trust.

    CONSIDER WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE:

    Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

    2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

    3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

    2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

    Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

    Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

    1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

    1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

    CONCLUSION:

    As the pitchers used by Gideon's army must be broken before the light could be seen. We also must not hide our light - the light of God in us as under a bushel basket - but rather be broken, humbled, submitted unto God not trusting in our own strength or arm of flesh but in the LORD GOD.

    NOTE: God will Humble you - he will be glorified in his OWN people. Seek him, humble yourself before him, be that man to whom the Lord will look and can use. The man who is NOT PROUD, not even secretly proud. The man who knowing the worm that he is ascribes all glory to God who saved him and bought him. Glorify God therefore in your body and in your spirit which are God's.

    Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

    Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

    1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humbProverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

    Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

    THE CHASTENING HAND OF GOD WILL HUMBLE HIS CHILDREN and bring them to brokeness of heart.

    Psalms 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

    Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

    Proverbs 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

    Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

    John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

    1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

    Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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