What God Cannot Despise: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th October, 2021

The scripture gives an account of an occurrence in the life of David, the anointed of the Lord and the one who according to the Lord was a man after his own heart. It happened that Israel had gone for a battle, but David the king didn't go with them.

What God Cannot Despise: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th October, 2021

The scripture records that in the evening while walking on the roof of his house, he saw a woman bathing, and not being able to control his desire, he slept with her. 

When the woman told him she was pregnant, he thought of what to do to cover up for his sin. It was in the process of trying to cover up for his sin, that he killed Uriah(the husband of the woman he slept with). This act of David displeased the Lord. This was the basis for the 51st Psalm. We'll however consider the 17th verse in today's devotional,

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

David being remorseful for his action, and having sought forgiveness from the Lord, he said this. The sacrifices of the Lord are a broken spirit ( one who is remorseful for his actions and will come seeking the Lord for pardon and repentance for his misdeeds just like David did): a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise ( of a man like David who received grace and forgiveness from God, he says to you and I that God does not despise a broken and contrite heart).

Dear believer, God is a Father who would look on us with great compassion anytime we come no matter how many times we err. He will not despise us if we come to him with a broken and contrite heart. Don't condemn yourself, go to him for he is ever ready, stretching his arms to receive you.

Thought for the day: God does not despise a broken and a contrite heart, and he wants no other thing from you than that.

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