Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, these, O God, You will not despise.
Brothers and sisters those of us who know the way to eternal life is only found in Jesus attempt each day to make ourselves worthy of His salvation.
As we (you and I) (Philippians 2:12) work out (our) own salvation with fear and trembling, we must not misunderstand we cannot earn what cannot be bought and deserved.
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.
Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much ,more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Just as David stated in psalms 51:17, it is clear that it is not our actions that God desires, but a heart attitude, a deep, core recognition that on our own we are lost sinners without hope. David understood (just as what you and I should understand) that what God desires is a heart broken by separation from Him.
Brothers and sisters, brokenness is not what leads to defeat; God desires from you and I a brokenness that leads to surrender, to forgiveness and life. It is the remorseful repentant sinner in whom God delights.
Working out our own salvation should be spurred on by our own love for Him; but we (you and I) must understand His love is not “purchased” by our actions.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not truly have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.
Written By Edward Jeffries