“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” Luke 17:10 NIV
As God’s children, we must understand certain things. For example, there is a big difference between humility and humiliation. There is is a huge difference between forgiving and being used as a doormat. And there is a profound difference between unworthy and worthless.
We are unworthy. We didn’t buy or earn our way into heaven or into favor with God. We were incapable of doing that. If Jesus didn’t pay our way, we would not have made it. We are morally unworthy of God’s grace.
But that doesn’t mean we are worthless. We may feel worthless, invalidated, like a complete failure. Most of us, deep down, experience those feelings at times. I know I certainly do. But we must understand that even though these things may feel true, they are not true.
Here’s why. God is no dummy. He didn’t make junk. And He wouldn’t send His only Son to die for junk. We may feel like a worthless blob of protozoa at times, but Jesus peered into all eternity, surveyed the cross, made a decision, and decided we were worth it.
Joy was set before Him. And you are part of that joy.
PS. This Saturday, 6/15/2019, in Inner Wealth, we’ll be discussing: Are we good or evil? and Are we constantly sinning?