“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
Have you ever felt as if you’re not enough, as if sin is dragging you down, making you unworthy to be a child of God? Well, the fact is, no one is worthy to be a child of God. After hearing this, some people might ask, “If no one is worthy to be a child of God, then why do Christians claim to be one?” The answer to this question is one word: grace. Only by God’s grace and forgiveness are we able to become children of God. Not by doing good works. Not by being good people. Not by anything but God’s grace.
Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” So many people try to do good works to become “worthy” for the cross of Christ when unworthiness is the reason Jesus died for us. Grace from God is a free gift. We do not have to earn it. We do not have to be worthy enough to have it. We just need to accept it as a gift from God. We need to stop trying to be worthy and start realizing that without His grace, we would be nothing.
In the first part of 2 Corinthians 12:9, Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you.” This means that no matter what your past or present sins may be, His grace will always be enough to cover them. There is no sin that is too big for the cross of Christ to carry. Jesus said in the second part of 2 Corinthians 12:9, “For my strength is made perfect in weakness.” The weaker the human is, the more clearly God’s grace shines forth.
He came to save the weak, for none are strong. He came to save the sinners, for none are perfect. He came to save the unworthy, for none are worthy.
So, instead of trying to be worthy enough for Jesus, let us fall on our knees and thank Him for allowing such unworthy people as us to be able to experience His amazing grace.