The mistake of an unbroken heart

The second mistake was worse than the first.  Yesterday we studied Numbers 13.  (We missed you if you were out of town–hope you worshipped the Lord wherever you were)  First, the children of Israel disbelieved God’s promise and power.   Second, they were arrogant re. his discipline.   Tragic both times–same heart expressed two ways.  We are to learn from their mistake when God disciplines us.   We are to come with broken hearts before Him.  We are to wait on His solution for the mess we have made.  I wonder if many of us accurately see how our sins have marred and disfigured our years.  I wonder how broken hearted we are at the debt to God we cannot pay.  The ink on God’s book never fades by itself.  Years do not remove the insult before a holy and eternal God.   “a broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17) is our only hope.  What a great hope it is!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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