My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

Not one of us can boast in our own righteousness. ‘See how good I am!’ will not wash with God. The only sacrifice we may offer to God is that of a broken heart, of being truly sorry for our sinful nature. David’s pride was broken when he realised how far away from God he had gone. When he repented of his sin, he experienced God’s mercy and forgiveness, though he still faced serious consequences because of what he had done.

Daily Reading: 1 Corinthians 8