Thursday, May 1, 2014

WORTHY

I have heard many people lately and some persons in particular declare to an assembly of believers - "I'm not worthy of God's.....!" I understand the posture of the heart and mind that these individuals have when they say this - humility. We do not have the right to stand before Almighty God and demand anything, especially our redemption. BUT the statement - "I am not worthy" - is no longer correct because of God's intimate dealings with humanity.

Worthy:  having value; deserving. Read how God views this - God chose him for this purpose long before the world began, but now in these final days, he was sent to the earth for all to see. And he did this for you. - 1 Peter 1:20 (New Living Translation) 

This is how much God thought of our worth. "Long before the world began" the All-Knowing God chose my worth, your worth, everyone and everything's worth. "Long before the world began" I have been on God's heart and mind. the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. - Revelation 13:8  Now, through Him whom God chose for this purpose, Christ Jesus, everything and everyone is Redeemed.

For me to say, "I'm not worthy" is a slap in God's face. What was all that Jesus said, did, and died for if we are not all worthy of His love-gift and sacrifice? Think of all that The Word of God made in human form gave up and endured to show how much He loved us and how much He thought we were worth! And then you have someone to say those words. The statement might as well be a refusal or rejection of His provision of grace, love, and mercy.

Christian brothers and sisters - the price Jesus paid was too high for us to continue to say these words.
The condition of our relationship with God before Christ deserved nothing short than God's Only Son. Our value, our worth was that high from before creation - "God chose Him for this purpose". He is worthy of all our praise because He thought and showed us we are.......WORTHY.