Let NO ONE deny you of God’s love! Listen to what His word says about people and religious doctrines that try to “add conditions” on receiving God’s Love.
“Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement…..”Definition: self-a·base·ment (slf-bsmnt)n.
1 Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority.
2 voluntary self-punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing.Paul gives us some important words of clarification in Colossians 2, that we should never be deceived by religious rituals or denied by false humility, “declaring ourselves unworthy”, of the glorious prize found in Christ’s free gift to us.It’s so important for us to remember that He proclaimed us worthy, by His love and the price He paid, and by not by what we offer or what we do through our works.
It’s hard for many people to accept such grace, but we are worthy because our Father in Heaven says so, and to prove it He sent His son to pay the “hostage fee” required and bring us back home. No one pays such a high price to bring “unworthy junk” home!
But a loving Father pays ANY price necessary, to find and bring home a lost son or lost daughter….and that is what He did through the cross.
Not because as sons or daughters we “proved” our worthiness, not because we might be filled with “self-abasement” (Degradation or humiliation of oneself, especially because of feelings of guilt or inferiority), and certainly not because they were practicing the “right rituals”, but because we are deeply loved lost sons and daughters of an amazing Father who wanted to take us back home to be with Him, now and forever!
We are worthy simply because we are His children, we are worthy because He created each of us in His own image and sees us as worthy, and we are worthy because of the great price He paid for us, over 2000 years ago on a cross! Remember, no one pays top price for junk…..don’t let the enemy whisper in your ear that your are worthless. Believing your are worthless is not what God thinks and it is one of the greatest lies from the pit that is used to “self-condemn” us falsely and to separate us from God.
The hurdles have been removed to receive His love and come back home!
For those who have received Christ, let no one “defraud you or disqualify you” of your rightful inheritance as precious sons and daughters of the most high God above!
….and if you have not received Christ, I encourage you to come back home and say hi to Dad and the family… we’ve been missing you! Click here to read how to get back home 😉