PLEASING GOD! – Psalm 51:16-17 Devotional

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Psalm 51:16-17​​ –  Devotional

Psalm 51:16-17

“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.”

Many times I have heard preachers preach and teachers teach about pleasing God. More often than not they espouse a litany of do’s and don’ts that come from their own creation rather from the Lord.

Jesus was consistently confronted by self proclaimed defenders of religiosity that was of their own creation. They had left the sweet joy of pleasing God in order to follow a man-made list of rules. Jesus taught that these rules did not please God!

We can only imagine the indignation of these pompous creators of so-called laws that placed heavy burdens that even they could never fully satisfy. They were miserable themselves and they made sure that others were just as miserable.

Jesus, on the other hand brought a sense of peace, joy, and deliverance to each and every sinner who reached out to Him in faith believing. He still does that today! If we are serious about pleasing God we only need to read His Word and do what it says. A spiritually broken spirit finds peace and joy in pleasing God!

Blessings dear hearts walk with God today and become a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Scripture for Today

by Pastor Cecil

One Year Bible Reading for September 7th:

    • Song of Songs 5:1-8:14
    • 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
    • Psalm 51:1-19
    • Proverbs 22:24-25

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