Not Worthy

Today’s reading is Hebrews 11: 23-40

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Today’s reading includes a passage that was part of the greatest sermon I’ve ever heard preached. It was the summer after my freshman year in college, I was working at Twin Lakes Camp and a few us one Sunday went to a church that is no longer open Robinson Road Extension Presbyterian Church. Don’t remember who was preaching. Don’t remember anything else about the service. But I remember the sermon.

The preacher was preaching on this passage about how these saints were faithful, they were looking to their heavenly home, and even though they didn’t attain it upon the earth, they still keep that faith. Because of this, the world was not worthy of them.  It wasn’t because they were great or might or even “won.”  But they kept the faith, in the midst of the struggles, the hurts, the pain, in the midst of it all.  They didn’t give up.

They held onto faith, no matter the struggle. They were faithful. That faith is not of this world.  And this world was not worthy of it.

Today, you are worthy.  Through your faith, you are worthy.  Never forget that.  Not your actions.  Your faith.  Always hold onto that.

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