... a weekly letter of encouragement.
23 July, 1997 - Singapore
BROKENNESS is the one quality God looks for in visiting and enabling the needy:
"...The Lord has anointed me (Christ) to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the BROKENHEARTED, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." (Isaiah 61:1b)
PROUD, UNBROKEN PEOPLE BROKEN PEOPLE
Work to maintain an image/protect their Die to their own reputation
Find it difficult to share their spiritual needs Are willing to be open/transparent with others
Want to be sure nobody finds out about Are willing to be exposed (once broken, you
their sin don't care who knows as you have nothing to lose)
Have a hard time saying, "I was wrong; Are quick to admit failure and to seek
will you forgive me?" forgiveness
Deal in generalities when confessing Deal in specifics
Are concerned about the consequences Are grieved over the cause/root of their sins
of their sins
Are remorseful over their sin; over the Are repentant over their sin (forsake it)
fact that they got caught/found out
Wait for others to come and ask for Take the initiative to be reconciled
Compare themselves with others and Compare themselves to the holiness of God
feel deserving of honor and feel a desperate need for mercy
Are blind to their true heart condition Walk in the light
Don't think they have anything to repent of Have a continual heart attitude of repentance
Don't think they need revival (but every- Continually sense their need for a fresh en-
body else does!) counter with the filling of His Spirit!+
My prayer is that you are having a great week.
+ Adapted from a speech given by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, July, 1995
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