Worth and Worthiness

August 21, 2016

“Being"worthy” does not mean being sinless, but being cleansed. It is not legalism but commitment to walk in righteousness before God.” (Orthodox Study Bible, 1 Corinthians 11:28)

 

"We are unworthy in and of ourselves and there is nothing we can do to change that other than accept the truth of Christ…being worthy isn’t about perfecting our behavior by our own will power. It is about really never losing the appreciation and awe for [Christ]… We are made worthy by Him.” (Sacramental Living)

 

“When we realize we are unworthy, paradoxically in that moment, we are actually worthy in God’s eyes because we are allowing Him in our hearts to help us become better people.” (Sacramental Living)

 

"Jesus wants us all to receive Him. At the last supper account in the Bible, He offers His body and blood to everyone at the table, including Judas Iscariot who had already made up his mind to betray Jesus. Judas was about to commit one of the worst sins ever, betraying Christ, and still, even knowing what was in his mind and heart, Jesus was reaching out to him. This is a powerful lesson for us not to deny ourselves through our own feelings of unworthiness, or worse to judge others and think they should not receive Christ.” (Joseph Girzone)  

 

“The key to an honest and accurate self-evaluation is knowing the basis of our self-worth—our identity in Christ.” (Life Application Study Bible, Romans 12:3)

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