One of the most often questions I am asked by believers seeking more of God circles around the study of brokenness.
There is a lot of confusion on this topic.. what it means and what it doesn’t… I have seen many a christian left confused and under guilt and confusion because of a lack of cohesive teaching on this area. I hope to offer some rest to both those who are in their spiritual desert, and peace to those who have come out of it. I began a study on this last year and re-visited it to post it here as it comes up so much. This is by no means an exhaustive study, but rather a basic foundation that may serve to offer some clarity of spirit and peace of mind as you seek His face and voice on the topic. Humbly, I pray it is a blessing to you.
To the self-righteous it is a means to beat others with the gavel of dead works. To those who embrace the term “sloppy agape” i.e. the excessive notion we are redeemed from any yoke of brokenness, it is a means to attempt to justify the removal of any true need for biblical holiness that often involves some degree of pain experienced in the process of being sanctified.
It is neither. We must understand what the Word has to say on this, in balance, in context…
… In love.