God’s Word for Today: Worthy
Matthew 10:38. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
Pretty tall order if you ask me. Today’s Scripture more or less is saying, “it is my way or the highway”. And, we all know where the highway leads to. We have previously discussed the narrow path. I believe we have also referenced the highway that is a much easier route to travel. I prefer taking up my cross and following Jesus. But, that is so much easier said than done.
These year, we Americanos are going to elect a new President of the United States. He is referred to as the most powerful man in the world. That is a pretty tall order, and to fill those shoes you must be worthy.
The common consensus this year is that none of the candidates competing for the President’s chair are worthy. Not one of them is good enough to be our leader. Each and every one of them have their faults and weaknesses. None of them are perfect. If there wasn’t as preset date for the election and a standard practice of voting, we might never get around choosing a new leader. Especially with Social media, we could argue for decades who would be the best President. Or rather, who is the worst choice.
The downfall right now is everyone is looking at the faults of each candidate. Every comment I see points out what is wrong. Even the televised debates between the candidate focus on the weaknesses instead of the strengths. Books could be written on the bad points of each candidate. Due to their faults, not a single one of them are worthy. The past 8 years, I have had to listen to how unworthy our current President is. Let me ask you though, who is truly worthy?
This whole concept of finding fault is nothing new. When Adam and Eve first took a bite of that special apple, the door was opened to criticism and judgment. Adam blamed Eve for listening to the serpent. Eve told Adam that he should have not been so passive and let this happen. We have been pointing fingers at each other ever since.
God has known this, knows it now, and will forever know that His creation of mankind has a few kinks in it. And one of those kinks is the never ending ability to focus on other people’s kinks. To heck with our own faults. Let’s point at others. It is much more fun, and of course, makes us feel more worthy of ourselves.
God gave us an out. We simply need first to realize, we are no better than anyone else. Me, myself, and I, need to acknowledge that in my life, whether once, or a thousand onces, I have been the prodigal son. Luke 15:19. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants. Are any of the Presidents worthy? It is not my position to judge. I need to concentrate on my own worthiness first.
Today, is a good day to look in the mirror. Jesus came to this world to give us a way to become worthy in God’s eyes. There is no other way, period. Find the faults in yourself, lay them in front of you, and hand them over to God, in Jesus’ name. God knows the good in you, He simply expects nothing less. Now it is your turn to focus on the good of others. Each and every person walking this planet is worthy of God’s love. They just need to ask for it………
Prayer: Dear Lord, who deserves my daily praise. Thank you for giving me a way to become worthy. Forgive me for the times I have focused on the faults of others instead of my own unworthiness. With your Grace and your Blessings God, I know I can be worthy of your Love. Help me today to realize that everyone else deserves to be worthy too. In Jesus’, the only person on this earth that lived a perfect and worthy life, name I pray. Amen and amen.