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)





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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