Are You Worthy of Him?


We all like to think that we are somebody. We all like to think that we are valuable. If you ask a parent, I am sure that he/she would tell you that their child is most valuable to them. Value connotes worth. Dictionary.com defines worthy as having adequate or great merit, character, or value; a person of eminent worth, merit, or position. While we may be worthy in our parent’s, spouse’s, or children’s eyes, the only significant question is Are You Worthy of Him?

Just to be clear, HIM is Jehovah, the triune God. Let me clarify the matter further. There is no humanly possible means for us to be Worthy of Him. How could fallen sinful man be of high, reputable or distinguishable worth to Almighty God? Listen in the conversation we had Matthew 26.

66 What do you think?”

“He is worthy of death,” they answered.

67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him

The created counted the creator worthy of death despite His perfection. As you see above, they spat on Him and slapped Him. Those whom He loved and walked with betrayed and disowned Him. We should not even begin to think that we are worthy of anything from the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, but it the question at hand is not for any of us to determine. Jesus begins to answer that question in the negative for us. In Matthew 10:37-38, Jesus says, “37 “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”

There it is. Jesus qualifies the condition(s) that answers the question Are You Worthy of Him. Furthermore, listen to what Jesus says in Luke 20. “34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”

We will continue to be judged on our worthiness. There our worth dictates whether we participate in heaven being united with God for eternity, being risen from the dead to spend eternity with God. We are worthy if we forsake ourselves – our hopes, dreams, desires and wants in exchange for what God desires for our lives. In Ephesians 4, Paul says “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” If you have given your life to Christ, that is what we are to do.

We know that “the Lamb is worthy”, but Are You Worthy of Him?

 

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