Archive for April, 2016

Worth It

Many times we hear people say how “unworthy” they feel, even as a child of God.  We particular mention this while doing things in their service to God.  Personally it makes me cringe when people say this.  I believe we say this, because we have heard others before us say it and thus it must make us more holy.  After all the person(s) you heard this from were “seasoned” believers and you just wanted to emulate them.

So why do I cringe at these words, because the only thing that is unworthy about you in the sight of God are our attempts to earn righteousness and salvation.  Our works before God are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) because we are not spotless and we are not sinless but that does not make you an unworthy person.  As a matter of fact God, even while we were / are doing all these things “attempting” to gain His acceptance and earn our entrance into heaven, says you are / were worth it.  His Word tells us that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

No greater love has anyone ever shown you than this love of God.  In looking down upon us, God saw us in our rebellion, in our rejection of His goodness, and in our mockery even of the gift He gave us.  He had the right to say “yes, I agree, you are unworthy of becoming my child”, but He didn’t.  Instead God looked at you through the redemptive work that His Son would do at Calvary and said “Let there be light, and there was light” and by doing so, God says you are worth it.

Why do I do things for God and His Kingdom?  Because He is worth it and He has declared me worth it by sending Jesus!  Grace, Grace, Marvelous Grace.  If you get to “feeling” unworthy, remember who much God says you are worth and when you hear someone declare they are unworthy, remind them that God declared them worth it.