"For My hand made all these things,
Thus all these things came into being,"
declares the Lord.
But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite
of spirit, and who trembles at My word.
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God
produces a repentance without regret, leading to
salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow,
has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what
indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging
of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves
innocent in the matter.
II Corinthians 7:10-11
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God,
You will not despise.
The humble man is a contrite man.