I hear it all the time, don’t you? “I’m just a sinner saved by grace.” Maybe you say it as well.
A sinner saved by grace. You were, at one point. But that was all in your forgiven-past.
I’m saddened when I read or hear of others thinking they’re not worthy. It bothers me that they haven’t fully grasped their worth in Christ.
Yes, of course, in our humanity, we have done nothing to warrant such a gift of grace. But I think we’ve misconstrued our position in Christ…and His worth in us.
We’re not worthy. Fleshly speaking. That’s why there was a cross, and nails, and blood, and a tomb, and a resurrection. That surely makes you worthy. You didn’t work for it; you didn’t earn it. It was given to you in response to your choice for what HE has done for you.
More than a sinner saved by grace, we are saints. Oh, yes, we are. God made us worthy when we accepted Christ and He took up residence in our hearts.
Christ died to make us worthy, worthy enough to enter heaven and live eternally with Him.
Wrap your mind around that and then wrap your heart around this…Christ’s. presence. in. you. makes. you. worthy.
If Jesus lives in you, you’re a new person. How, then, can you still be a sinner? Yes, you sin, but you have been made blood-worthy in God’s sight.
And nothing unworthy can ever enter heaven.
Paul spoke of himself as not worthy, as chief of all sinners for what he had done. But that was BC…before Christ. He wrote, “For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” (1 Cor. 15:9 NKJV)
However, what did Paul call the converts he wrote to? Sinners? No. Saints! Were they more deserving of that title than you and me? No, of course not!
You and I are saints in Christ. Not sinners.
And it was Paul who used the word worthy more than anyone else in the New Testament.
Nothing in our past can make us unworthy to be loved by God. But sometimes we think so. Or we think we’re not worthy enough to be blessed, to achieve anything, to receive a promotion, a gift, or to have our prayers answered.
But our worth is not derived from the world. We do not need to compare ourselves to anyone but Jesus.
If Jesus deemed us a worthy place to live, then by calling ourselves unworthy, what are we saying about His sacrifice? Are we claiming to be inferior to what God has made us?
This is wrong thinking. It’s a lie we end up believing and it steals our faith, trust, and joy in God.
We need to think on the flipside of calling ourselves unworthy and sinners. Yes, we sin, but Jesus’ death and resurrection saved us from being habitual sinners. What did Jesus say to the woman caught in adultery? “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11 NKJV)
We are worthy to be called God’s children. It is important for us to grasp this great truth. He calls us sons and daughters, making us members of His family because we accepted His cross-love.
Do you feel unworthy? Do you feel you need to behave better, achieve something, or do some good deed to make you worthy?
YOU ARE God’s precious love, for He placed Himself within you.
You are worthy not for what you have done in this world but for who you are.
Your worthiness in God’s sight never changes.
Without Christ, you are not worthy. With Him, you are.
This is what He did for you. To make you worthy.
Yes, You Are Worthy!
YOU. ARE. WORTHY! HALLELUJAH!
~Lord, may I never forget the price You paid for me!
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