Are you worthy of Christ? Many times, in a world of political correctness we fail to cut to the core of the matter. Cutting to the core is something Christ did frequently throughout His earthly ministry. We see in many places in scripture that Christ came to change the world, not conform to it, and often times He did this by cutting straight to the core of the matter at hand.
We see one instance of this in Matthew 10:34 -39, a passage in which Jesus gives us the attitude and approach to life necessary to be deemed worthy of Him. While in reality, none of us are intrinsically worthy of Christ, however, through His blood and atonement, we may choose to become worthy.
Jesus declares clearly in this passage that we must be willing to give up everything and follow Him in order to be worthy of Him. “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. ”
These are direct statements that, in our society, might cause dissension due to the bold nature of these claims. However, we are called to love God more than family, more than ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. If we fail to do this, we are not only disobeying God, we are not even worthy of Christ. As you read this, I ask you, in your life right now, are you worthy?