Worthy of Jesus

John Danganan


37 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. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:37-39


Let’s face it. Nobody is worthy of Jesus. Absolutely no one deserves to behold the King of glory and enter in the joy of his presence. Yet through his undeserved grace we get to have relationship Jesus. Jesus clarifies what it takes to be his disciple—it has to do with our heart and what we love. It’s good to love our parents, kids and family but we just can’t love them more than Jesus. It has to do with our affection and what we treasure most. If we love family, comfort and security more than Jesus we are not worthy of him. It’s not our past or even our sin that makes us unworthy to have Jesus, it’s what we love more than Jesus that will prevent us embracing abundant life. It is the love of comfort and life that will make us unworthy of Jesus.


Jesus wants my heart. He draws the hard line of allegiance because he knows full well of my idolatrous heart. He knows only he can bring me fullness of joy. He knows that only drinking from the living water can make my soul never thirst again. Point of application:
- Don’t make an idol out of my family. I love my wife and kids dearly but I love Jesus most. By loving Jesus most I actually become a better husband and father.
- Don’t make an idol out of comfort and entitlement: Seek to find my rest and joy in Christ.


Dear God,
You have my heart. It is all yours. I love you more than life itself. Please forgive me for sometimes loving family and entitled comfort more than you. I need your grace to help me to be quick to repent so that my love for you remains fervent. Please continue to strengthen me to rest in the grace of your cross. I love you. Our Lord, come.

Devotions for April 23

1 Samuel 27
Psalm 141
1 Chronicles 9
Matthew 10

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