He Made Me Worthy
When we speak of righteous living many say, “No one is good but God. We can’t claim to be good or righteous” And in the natural man that is true. However, when we are saved, we begin a life of righteousness. Satan has worked an evil deception on many loving and sincere children of God. He has made them feel so unworthy that they are not able to even attempt to live a victorious Christian life. They are confronted with petty sins that they have no strength to overcome. Satan tells them they are no good. When they do struggle to a small victory, Satan raises up and tells them again that they can’t hope to continue overcoming because they are no good, unworthy. So they struggle on through life, loving the Savior, but never understanding the fullness of what He has come to give them.
The account of the Prodigal Son beautifully illustrates the Father’s actions in our life when we turn from our sinful life. The son returned and said, “I’ve sinned and I’m not worthy to be called thy son.” That describes the sinner’s attitude beflre God. Then we see the Father’s response to that repentence. He raised him up and made him worthy of being His Son. He does the same for us and the stain of unworthiness is wiped away.
The psalmist tells us, Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in Psalm 24:9 When we lift our heads to God’s light and open the doors of our heart, the King of glory does indeed, come in! And when he does, He takes that sinful, unworthy, no good human being and makes a new person of him! No longer unworthy and ‘no good,’ but a child of God! We are told in Revelation that we are made very worthy, priests and kings and instruments of God. (Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Rev. 1: 5-6)
The King of glory, Jesus Christ, comes in and changes the unworthy sinner, making him part of a chosen nation. (… ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; I Peter 2:9) But satan would like to diminish this experience; He operates through oppression and condemnation. As long as we are feeling useless, worthless, no good, we cannot triumph through Christ. Nor can we be an effective witness for Him. But , thank the Lord, He puts His strength and goodness within us and makes us worthy. He changes us and produces a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; I Peter 2:9 That doesn’t describe a useless, unworthy, no good individual. We were at one time truly useless and unworthy in our sins, but His saving grace changes us. This experience produces a different people, a people full of love and concern for others, a people full of contentment and joy.
Let us lift our heads against the accusation of Satan and claim our victory through the King of Glory who has come into our life! The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life Psalm 27:1