“ For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” (Psalm 51:16-17)
Look carefully and see that God is not interested in being appeased, but desires a humble and contrite heart that comes to Him in relationship. Yes, fear of the Lord is the beginning, but in wisdom see that the Lord desires those who will learn to love as He loves. The Lord loves whom He has created and offers salvation for those caught up in the wickedness of this age.
Lord, I do not want to give up what I think is my own, yet it really is not my own. You have created me and everything else. All belongs to You. Guide me away from my corrupt heart that I would be willing to sacrifice it to You to have Your heart implanted in me. Guide me O Lord according to Your goodness to come into the life You offer through Your salvation that I would enter that life and truly live.
Lord Jesus, You are the sacrifice that opens the way to eternal life. In giving up myself as You gave up Yourself, I find the truth that You have come to establish an eternal relationship. In Your grace, lead me O Lord that I would walk after You into the goodness You offer for those who are willing to come by grace into the new and eternal life. Lead me Lord Jesus in the way I should go. Amen.