Jesus is Worthy! (New Song, part 2)

“Jesus is Worthy”

 

Jesus is worthy of our praise and no one else is.  Mohammed was not worthy, Buddha was not worthy, Krishna was not worthy, our governments are not worthy, humanistic teachers are not worthy—no one but Jesus is worthy of our praise and adoration. 

Jesus is worthy first because of his perfect character.  From the beginning of time, Jesus is and was infinitely perfect in all of his ways.  He is God.  And for that simple fact, he deserves our worship.  Friends, not only is the unbelief of the non-Christian a sin, but the refusal to worship both of the non-believer and of the casual churchgoer is also a sin.  Had Jesus never done any work of redemption, he still would have been infinitely worthy of our praise and honor.

Yet, in his work of redemption, how much more worthy is he!  He condescended to take on flesh and walk with us.  He came to us while we were still rebels against God, wallowing in our sin—and he called us to himself.  He did the work of redemption that bridged the infinite gap between a Holy God and a sinful man.  He did that for me.  And if you are a born-again believer, he did that for you as well.  Because he did for me what I could have never done for myself, how much more is he worthy of my praise!

Praise Him! praise Him!  Jesus our blessed Redeemer!

Sing, O Earth, his wonderful love proclaim!

Hail him! hail him! highest archangels in glory;

strength and honor give to his holy name!

Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard his children,

in his arms he carries them all day long;

Praise him!  praise him!  tell of his excellent greatness;

praise him! praise him! ever in joyful song!

–Fanny Crosby

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