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I Am Unworthy

June 24, 2016

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

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The author of this book is the Apostle Paul. I would bravely venture to say that Paul was the most influential person, for the advancement of the gospel in New Testament times, if not ever.

Paul felt unworthy of his calling because of his previous stance against the church of God. Paul, was a pharisee of pharisees. He was raised, educated and taught under the extremely strict and zealous ways of the law. Under this type of teaching there was no room for Christ.

Today, in our society and culture this type of mindset is mostly frowned upon. We are being continually fed that we need to think highly of ourselves in order to succeed.

This topic jumped out at me after watching a video yesterday about evangelizing. Evangelizing is something every born again christian desires to do. If I can be completely honest, if there is no desire for you to share the love of Christ, you are not saved.

However I want to stay on our original path; in order to share the love of Christ, or to evangelize. Our first and most important mindset must be that we feel unworthy. Don’t run ahead of me yet, this unworthiness is a recognition that without the blood of Christ we are spiritually dead.

Without this mindset and recognition of unworthiness, we will portray the opposite in the form of self-righteousness. A self righteous person is not enjoyable to have a conversation with.

Combined with this unworthiness, we must also feel worthy.

Worthy of the blood of Christ. Worthy of the sacrifice paid by Jesus Christ on the cross. Worthy enough to humble ourselves and say, Jesus I believe you are the Son of God, You died on the cross for my sins, and You rose three days later, conquering sin and death.

Men lets take good hard looks at ourselves. Do you have a desire to share Jesus with others? Are you sharing Jesus with others? Do you feel unworthy as Paul did? Do you also feel worthy to be a blood bought child of God, saved by faith alone?

May God give us humble hearts that seek to love God more than anything else. May God give us hearts that see others better than ourselves. May God give us hearts that are eager to serve others with our gifts and strengths. May God give us hearts that are transparent in our weaknesses. In Jesus name, Amen.

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