April 22, 2021
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Brokenness – Part 2
Primary Text: Psalm 24:3-4 April 17 & 18, 2021
1) Brokenness Before the Lord
Psalm 51:17 (NASB): The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
DQ 1) What does it mean to be “broken before the Lord”?
2) Fruitful Brokenness
Psalm 24:3-4 (NASB): Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.
DQ 2) Why is brokenness before the Lord good for us?
DQ 3) What are the characteristics of a pure heart?
3) An Unbroken Heart
Jeremiah 17:9-11 (NASB): The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? "I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds."
DQ 4) Why is the heart of man so deceitful, even to oneself?
DQ 5) What lies have you believed that contributed to unhealthy
brokenness in your life?
4) A Heart that Needs Healing
Psalm 34:15-19 (NASB): The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Isaiah 57:15 (NASB): For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite."
Jeremiah 17:14 (NASB): Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
DQ 6) Is there any unhealthy brokenness in your life? Why?
DQ 7) In what ways do you need healing from brokenness?