A. To the Jews, Paul stated they judged themselves unworthy of everlasting life (Acts 13:45-46).
- There was meaning to them behind that (Matthew 21:23-46).
- Rejecting the will of God certainly puts people in a self-inflicted state of lacking worth (Luke 7:29-30).
- There was a struggle among the Apostles that needed addressed and taught on (Luke 9:46-48).
- To the point, we don’t want to exalt ourselves. We need to be humble. We need to know our place (Philippians 3:4-11).
- We have to be balanced. If we self-depricate, we’d not even be able to partake of the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:26-32).
II. Body: I Thessalonians 2:11-13
A. Considering the word translated “worthy” in our text (Strong’s # 516).
- Defined: “appropriately: — as becometh, after a godly sort, worthily(-thy). Suitably, worthily, in a manner worthy of.”
- Also, translated “worthy” in Ephesians 4:1 and Colossians 1:10.
- Translated “becometh” in Romans 16:2 and Philippians 1:27.
- Translated “after a godly sort” in III John 1:6.
- By all means, we cannot reach this all by ourselves (I Peter 1:13-19).
- Even in contexts that teaches the part of Christ in our being made clean, we still read there is a part we must keep (Colossians 1:12-23).
- Remember, a Scripture we looked at last week (I Thessalonians 4:1-2).
- We are to walk as children of the light (Ephesians 5:6-11).
- Walking in Christ as taught (Colossians 2:1-10).
- What you DON’T see is someone sitting idly, doing nothing, spiritually sleeping through life, etc. being called worthy. The fact is, we know better (Matthew 25:14-30, Hebrews 6:12, and James 2:14-26).
III. Conclusion: Walk in a way that you will be counted worthy to obtain the world to come (Luke 20:34-35). *Context: Luke 20:27-40
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