Contrary to commonly accepted opinions, Psalm 51: 17 ESV reminds us “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Why offer a broken and contrite heart? 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV refreshes my mind and heart: “But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

What a paradox…