‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slain’ (Revelation 5:12)
This is an ascription of praise to Jesus, your Jesus, as the sacrifice for sin, the atonement of the Church, the Saviour of His body. Jesus who died for your sins is worthy to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. We never can ascribe too much to Jesus.
But He is worthy also to be BELIEVED, in preference to Satan, unbelief, the world, or appearances; to be TRUSTED with all, for all, before all; to be LOVED, more than any other, in opposition to any other that would rival Him; to be OBEYED, though he commands us to cut off a right hand, or pluck out a right eye. To be FOLLOWED, wherever He may lead us, through evil report and good report; to be PREFERRED, to ease, pleasure, wealth, health, to anything and everything.
Jesus is worthy to be our example, our confidant, our King, and our all. He is worthy of all He requires, all we can give, all His people have done for Him, or suffered in His cause. Believe His word, trust His grace, love His name, obey His commands, and prefer Him before all others. Make it your daily business to endeavour to bring sinners to His feet; He is worthy of every effort you can make.
Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and power divine,
And blessings more than we can give,
Be, Lord, forever thine.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘My heavenly Father, I commend myself to Thee in my present trouble, do Thou rescue, deliver, and bless me. I thank Thee for all Thy undeserved mercies, I praise Thee for all I enjoy, and beseech Thee to give me silence, contentment, and much grace.’