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The Humble Awareness of Unworthiness

6/7/2022

Ever feel like “I’m not good enough or sincere enough, or __ enough, to be in Heaven when this is over, or it’s over for me”?

You’re right. I’m right when I think that and know that.

But that’s EXACTLY what turns us to the Blood of Jesus as the ONLY way In.

If we felt able or plain old just don’t think about it, that’s the real dangerous territory. Pity that person. Don’t fear when you feel unworthy. Fear when you aren’t VERY very aware of your unworthiness.

And REJOICE in THAT humble awareness.

Knowing we aren’t worthy is Evidence the Spirit and Blood are on our side if we are penitent and searching and calling on His name, and trusting HIM and His death and resurrection and Return.

You could not and would not feel the unworthiness and call on his name — if the Spirit weren’t on your side :-)

A little bit later...

To the point above, we are all familiar with the expression “the insanity of sin.”

What is the INSANITY of sin? Sure, it’s insane to be willing to live in sin. Esau was insane to ignore consequences and live by dog-like mammal instinct, instead of by God’s voice, God’s words, God’s ways and commands. Insane!

But, allow me to suggest another definition of “the insanity of sin.”

Sin, when we choose to indulge in it or ignore or excuse it IN OURSELVES OR IN OTHERS… *makes us slowly insane.* What does an “insane” person do or act like or think like? They have trouble thinking in an orderly way, they react to things in ways they shouldn’t, don’t react to things they should, they break relationships, they waste time spinning, they make excuses and blame others or blame circumstances, they procrastinate and are indecisive, they often make excuses to not be with others, they fantasize, and they indulge themselves and punish themselves. They hide regularly behind, “I don’t under-staaaa-and!”

Self-imposed “insanity” by the insanity of ignoring GOD’S ways and commands and excusing the choices because of “pain” or “unfairness” or some other “reason” to choose rebellion and indulgence.

Our DESIGNER insists that HIS WAYS bring Peace, the the PRINCE OF PEACE alone can HEAL US.

“Slander no one, be peaceable and considerate, and always be gentle toward everyone. 3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. [INSANE! INSANITY!] We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.”

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