More On Brokenness

 

Brokenness is the product of a person who has come face to face with:

  • The holiness of God:

I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exaltedabove Him were seraphscalling… ‘Holy, holy is the Lord… ‘” (Isaiah 6:1, 2)

  • His own depravity:

Woe to me!I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lipsand my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” (Isaiah 6:5)

 

PROUD, UNBROKEN PEOPLE

 

 

BROKEN PEOPLE
Are driven for self-advancement

 

 

Desire to promote others

 

Are driven to be recognized or appreciated Possess a sense of unworthiness; are thrilled to be used at all; are eager for others to get the credit

 

 

Are wounded when others are promoted and they are overlooked

 

 

Rejoice when others are lifted up
Think of what they can do for God Know that they have nothing to offer God

 

 

Feel confident in how much they know Are humbled by how much they have to learn

 

 

Are self-conscious Are not concerned with self at all

 

 

Keep people at arms length Risk getting close to others/are willing to take the risk of loving intimately

 

 

Are quick to blame others Accept personal responsibility – can see where they were wrong

 

 

Are defensive when criticized Receive criticism with a humble, open heart

 

 

Are concerned with being “respectable” Are concerned with being real

 

 

Are concerned about what others think

 

 

Care only about what God thinks

 

 

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