Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
A broken spirit
Let them present thank offerings, and loudly proclaim what he has done!
And to love him with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice -- alive, holy, and pleasing to God -- which is your reasonable service.
For I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent -- a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God.
And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
1 Peter 2:5
you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
A broken spirit
The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged.
He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds.
2 Kings 22:19
You displayed a sensitive spirit and humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard how I intended to make this place and its residents into an appalling example of an accursed people. You tore your clothes and wept before me, and I have heard you,' says the Lord.
For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
My hand made them; that is how they came to be," says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say.
Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub where it had rested to the threshold of the temple. He called to the man dressed in linen who had the writing kit at his side.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector.
For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.
when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, and does not reject their request.
2 Chronicles 33:12
In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.
"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner."
But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."