Friday, December 13, 2013

To Justify Myself is to Condemn Myself

Psalm 51:15-17 "O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise..."

As Job says,

Job 9:20 "If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse."

If I have a broken spirit and contrite heart I do not continue to justify or remove blame from myself. If I am broken and contrite I will cease to use my lips for anything except the prayer of repentance and praise. 

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