Not worthy of me

He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me. Matt 10:37-38

Not worthy of me…. This is nearly incomprehensible in these times. How many professing Christians have NOT taken up their cross and followed Jesus? If so, they are not worthy of Jesus, no matter what they claim to believe about the gospel or how much faith they claim to have.

Every thing in Christianity should be worthy of Jesus. That’s the litmus test.

3 Responses to “Not worthy of me”

  1. redeemedhippiesplace Says:

    You know, Ian, I thoguth I kind of reached this point last year. It was when I was believing all hell was getting ready to break lose in this nation. I was concerned about my mother — how to protect her — how to make sure she would be taken care of, trying to warn my family of the things coming, etc. I thought i heard the lord’s voice say, “Are you ready to lose it all?” I said, “Yes, Lord.” And I was and it was only because of the grace of God. I began to think i had reached the point where, yes, I loved Jesus more than anything, more than my own life and even more than my own mother. It was a very bitter sweet time, hard to explain. BUT Mom got sick and she died. So I have thought for months and months, did I really love Jesus more than anything or was it my way of coping with the stuff going on around me? IF I had not been so focused on what I thought was Jesus and what i thought was the end, I would have known my mother was dying. So i think i deceived myself into thinking that I had this great love for God, when in fact maybe it was nothing more than my way of coping with everythng around me. Surely, if it had been the real thing, I think I would have seen my mother was dying. Just my opinion and just something that has been on y mind every single day since Oct 19, 2009.

    And you are right…this IS the litmus test and God knows I fall so short of it day after day after day.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Yes, bcos we do fall short of His glory every day is why we must take up our cross on a daily basis and follow Him, eh sister.

  3. redeemedhippiesplace Says:

    yes, brother.

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