Who Is Worthy? | The Institute for Creation Research
Who Is Worthy?

“I [i.e., Jacob] am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands” (Genesis 32:10).

Scripture records statements of others who have felt their own unworthiness in the presence of God. John the Baptist told the crowd at the Jordan: “He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear” (Matthew 3:11). The Roman centurion said to Jesus: “I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof” (Matthew 8:8). These were men who saw Jesus as the Son of God and themselves as they truly were before Him.

We can never be worthy of the One who is worthy of all “glory and honor and power,” for He is the Creator of all things, and He has “redeemed us to God by (His) blood” (Revelation 4:11; 5:9). However, Jesus chooses to call us “worthy” if we confess His name before men. “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. . . . He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:32,37). “They shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels” (Revelation 3:4,5).

The saint has been found “worthy” to have his name confessed before the Father, not because of an actual “work” of confessing his Savior before men, but because the heart attitude of one who confesses the Savior is a heart of faith that leads to salvation. “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10). CJH

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