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Summary: Jesus was sent to bind up the broken hearted, so why so many brokenhearted people?

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The Brokenhearted

Isaiah 61:1-3The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

So why do we see some many who appear to be broken hearted

Hebrew (bind up) Chabash- to bind up, restrain

English dictionary Bind - bind v. bound (bound), bind·ing, binds

v.tr.

1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.

2. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon.

3. To bandage: bound up their wounds.

4. To hold or restrain with or as if with bonds.

5. To compel, obligate, or unite: bound by a deep sense of duty; bound by a common interest.

6. Law To place under legal obligation by contract or oath.

7. To make certain or irrevocable: bind the deal with a down payment.

8. To apprentice or indenture: was bound out as a servant.

9. To cause to cohere or stick together in a mass: Bind the dry ingredients with milk and eggs.

10. To enclose and fasten (a book or other printed material) between covers.

11. To furnish with an edge or border for protection, reinforcement, or ornamentation.

12. To constipate.

13. Chemistry To combine with, form a chemical bond with, or be taken up by, as an enzyme with its substrate.

v.intr.

1. To tie up or fasten something.

2. To stick or become stuck: applied a lubricant to keep the moving parts from binding.

3. To be uncomfortably tight or restricting, as clothes.

4. To become compact or solid; cohere.

5. To be compelling or unifying: the ties that bind.

6. Chemistry To combine chemically or form a chemical bond.

Hebrew (brokenhearted) Shabar - to break, break in pieces

a) (Qal)

1) break, break in or down, rend violently, wreck, crush, quench

2) to break, rupture (fig)

b) (Niphal)

1) to be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked

2) to be broken, be crushed (fig)

c) (Piel) to shatter, break

d) (Hiphil) to cause to break out, bring to the birth

e) (Hophal) to be broken, be shattered

I believe I do that scripture no harm by saying

“He hath sent me to hold and bandage up the ones who have been broken, wrecked, shattered, maimed, crippled or crushed.”

You see I began to question God and say “God if you were sent to bind up the brokenhearted then why so much brokeness in our lives not only today, but even in the Word.

Look at David who in Acts 13:22 is said to be a man after God’s own heart, but in I Sam 30 He comes home to find his city has been burned and his wives and the wives of his men taken away. vs. 4 Then David and the people that [were] with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. I think they were heart broken.


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