The broken heart
The call to consecration
Exodus 29:9 Wrap the sashes around the
waists of Aaron and his sons, and put their special head coverings on them.
Then the right to the priesthood will be theirs by law forever. In this way,
you will ordain Aaron and his sons.
Exodus 29:37 Purify the altar, and consecrate it every day for seven days. After
that, the altar will be absolutely holy, and whatever touches it will become
Psalms 51:17 The
sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and
repentant heart, O God.
Romans 6:13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve
sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you
have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for
the glory of God.
Romans 12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give
your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and
holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to
worship him.[b] 2 Don’t copy the behavior and
customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing
the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is
good and pleasing and perfect.
2 Corinthians 8:5 They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to
give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
call to consecration
Exodus 32:29 Then Moses told the Levites, “Today you have ordained yourselves[a] for the service of the Lord,
for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers.
Today you have earned a blessing.”
1 Chronicles 29:5 and for the other gold and silver work to be done by the craftsmen. Now
then, who will follow my example and give offerings to the Lord today?”
from the Dixon Analytical Bible
from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
modified by HKM 09/07/2010