Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On Brokenness

One of my favorite bloggers recently mentioned his concern with the widespread use of the term 'broken' in association with the nature of sin. While I do agree that the word 'broken' may be used at times in an attempt to soften the prick of sin in the conscience, I also believe there is a bigger problem, stemming from our culture's overly simplified approach to vocabulary and language in general.

If we simply take a look at some various things that 'brokenness' can describe, we will notice that the word is actually very dynamic, including the following:
 Calling us ever to remember the fulfillment of His promises in Isaiah 53:
"4 Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed."

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