The Big Lie ~ March 4

The Big Lie

I’m not worthy

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

In this day when truth seems to have lost its luster, there are two sides to the coin. On one side there is the ego, which typically consists of an opinion of one’s self which has not been earned, and, in most cases, isn’t deserved. On the other side of the proverbial coin is the tendency most of us have to deem ourselves unworthy. Both are lies, but, surprisingly, the latter has more truth to it than the other.

We are not worthy of God’s unconditional love, and there is nothing we can do to change that fact. If we were able to make ourselves worthy of His love, He would not have had to send His Son to stand in our place.

The fact is, God loves us so much and so completely He can no longer see us. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are no longer visible to God. This is because He has placed Jesus in front of us, and Jesus forever will stand between us and God.

And so, not because we have earned it—not because of what we might say, think, or do—we are worthy, because God says we are. He has given us the gift of grace, and once we accept His gift, when He looks at us, all He sees is His awesome Son.

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