Man must have a knowledge of self before he is willing to surrender self to God.
Do you see it? Do you see how we must suffer in our own wisdom and strength before we are prepared for God to reveal Himself to us? We must first labor in the futility of our own limitations and depravity before we see our need for Christ. Brokenness is the critical part of transformation as God uses it to strip us of self-sufficiency. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (Psalm 51:17). It is important to understand that brokenness looks differently for every person, but ultimately it is driven by shame and affliction.
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