Are You Worthy on Your Own?

“So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet.”

2 Samuel 9:13

Ponder This

The next time the devil gets on your case and tells you that you’re not worthy, please don’t argue with him. You’ll lose the argument, because the truth is, you’re not worthy. Don’t say, “Oh yeah, I’m worthy.” No, you are no more worthy than Mephibosheth was worthy. The way to get out of that predicament when the devil tells you that you’re not good enough, you’re not worthy enough, and you don’t deserve it, is to agree with the devil and then point him to the blood covenant. Step out of the argument, and now the argument is between the devil and God. And guess who’s going to win!

Point him to the blood covenant and say, “Of course, I’m not worthy. This is the kindness of God for Jesus’ sake. I’m in the blood covenant. And when I’m in the blood covenant that means that the possessions of Jesus are my possessions. The protection of Jesus is my protection. The Person of Jesus is my person. His life and my life are mingled forevermore. And I am one with the Lord Jesus Christ. I am with Him, never to be separated.”

  • How has your life been changed by the fact that Jesus has done for you what you could never do for yourself?
  • Where do you need to stop arguing that you are worthy but instead point to Jesus?

Practice This

Write down several ways Jesus has been perfect in the ways you have failed. Dwell on the reality that these attributes of Jesus are also yours if you are found in Him.