Pursuit of Excellence
"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love" 1 Cor 16:13-14

Marcus // 22 // Redeemed
Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- A.W. Tozer

Was I worth dying for?

There is a blunt but awesome truth that heightened my joy in Christ and implored me to cherish my salvation with an intense gratitude, and it was simply this - I was not worth dying for. 

When I read;

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins Eph 2:1

as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; Rom 3:10

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, Eph 2:4

To me that doesn’t show me that I am worthy or anything but hell, but what it does imprint on my heart is that God is so good he takes dead, worthless things and makes them good. It’s because I wasn’t worth dying for that I can relate to the psalmist; 

"what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:4

This is not condemning, but this is Joy. Who takes all their riches and spends it to repair a broken copper coin… who does that? Our heavenly father, that’s who!

Why should I gain from his reward?
I cannot give an answer,
But this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom
- How Deep The Father’s Love for Us
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
- Psalm 107:1