About his discretion with Bathsheba, King David wrote Psalm 51. In it he says: For You desire not that I should give sacrifice, burnt-offering You greet not with pleasure. God's sacrifices-a broken spirit. A broken, crushed heart God spurns not. We read about many sacrifices in Parashat Vayikra, so what was King David saying? R. David Kimchi explains that sacrifices were brought for accidental sins against God, not purposeful ones. And sacrifices were never brought to atone for a breach in human relations. King David was teaching that when we truly mess up, there is but one thing that "works" – a broken spirit. For a broken, crushed heart God spurns not.