Monday, October 19, 2009

Worthiness

And Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly and boldly, saying, It was necessary that God's message [concerning salvation through Christ] should be spoken to you first. But since you thrust it from you, you pass this judgment on yourselves that you are unworthy of eternal life and out of your own mouth you will be judged. [Now] behold, we turn to the Gentiles (the heathen). (Acts 13:46 Amplified)

We readily understand from this verse that God judges anyone worthy of eternal life due to His grace and goodness. There are, however, people who consider themselves unworthy of God’s gift. What many of them have in common is their desire to earn eternal life by own works, that is, observance of the law.

This question of worthiness also applies to those who have accepted the initial gift of salvation, but believe they are unworthy of God’s abundant life and blessings. I have met many who think God is not for them, that He doesn’t answer their prayers and that He is unwilling to speak to them. The common denominator between those is condemnation.

The faith struggle is a competition between the seen and the unseen. If we put our faith in what we see we are doomed to erroneous believes and condemnation, because we all fail. But, what we see isn’t the truth. The truth is what God says about us. Do you believe you are sanctified, holy, perfect, above reproach, cleansed and saved? Anyway, this is what God says, and He cannot lie! You are in fact so worthy that you and He are joined together in the Spirit! You are so worthy that Christ lives in you! You are so worthy that Christ lives as you!

1 comment:

Joel B. said...

Yes indeed, to God we are worthy! He has given us His very life and we have become partakers of His nature!