I wrote this several years ago. I still agree with most of it.
What does contrite mean?
Caused by or showing sincere remorse.
Filled with a since of Guilt, and a desire for atonement; penitent; A contrite sinner.
That’s what the dictionary says.
Now, lets see what the Bible says.
Ps 34:18 -The Lord is nigh unto them that have broken heart; and saveth such be of a contrite spirit.
In NIV it says- The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Ps 51:17-The sacrifices of God are a broken Spirit; a broken and a contrite heart , O God, thou wilt not despise.
NIV-The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Is 57:15- For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite…
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