This kind of thinking is no gospel. Where is the good news?
This writer says, “If your love is distracted by someone else then you are not worthy. If your love is not given completely, then you are not worthy.”
But isn’t that the point? None, may I repeat this, none of us is worthy (Isaiah 64:6).
Scripture tells us we love God because He first loved us. We are not worthy of God’s love but that’s Who God is (God is love just don’t confuse with love is God…). God loves us and demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to die for our sins and even our bad motives for good things we do.
Even our very effort to be worthy falls completely short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). Even if I can love God completely, I am still a fallen creature in need of saving.
I can’t pick myself up by my own bootstraps and “be worthy”. It’s impossible.
This is why we need grace. We’re not worthy of anything God gives us except His wrath, and Jesus is our propitiation (He satisfied God’s wrath for us and in our place). Without Christ, we are children of wrath but with Christ we are children of grace.
I am not worthy of God’s love but He certainly is worthy of my love and devotion. Thankfully I rest in Christ’s work on my behalf and not on my own effort or merit.
I am not worthy but Christ is worthy for me and in my place. That’s good news.
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My God— this is the greatest message I have ever heard– that in Him I AM WORTHY!!!!!
I have suffered overwhelmingly without this truth!