Thinking about God

11 Mar

Theology . . . Words about God. You don’t have to have formal educational training to THINK ABOUT GOD. One of the things I have been thinking about lately is our unworthiness.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Saturday Night Live buff . . . Not so much lately, but since I was a kid sneaking up to watch Belushi and Ackroyd Ihave loved it. One of my favorite sketches is Wayne’s World, and character: Garth Algar. Garth always questioned his own worthiness when in the presence of rock royalty (Steven Tyler walks in, Garth freaks, starts bowing down and yelling “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy . . .”

Believe me, they were worthy. But yesterday it hit me: We really ARE NOT worthy. I don’t have as much of a problem thinking about the fact that God is our Heavenly Father, but that we are joint heirs with Jesus??? We really ARE NOT worthy. When I think about all that Christ was and is, and all that He did for us, WE ARE NOT WORTHY. I struggled with that for a while yesterday. And then, another light bulb. I was RIGHT!!! WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!! That is what faith is all about. That is the element of salvation that we really can’t understand, and were not MEANT to understand.

We are not worthy and did not earn salvation or God’s favor. ONLY BY FAITH and the power of God are we redeemed from our sin, made righteous in the eyes of God. The blood of Jesus Christ MADE us worthy and we are ONLY WORTHY because of HIS BLOOD.

We don’t deserve it, but God loves us and sent His Son to die for us. Only by His stripes are we seen as righteous in the eyes of God.

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