The Apostle Paul never found himself worthy to serve God. And, for good reason. None of us are worthy, for we are full of sin and darkness.
Yet, because of His great love for us, God sent His Son to die as a sacrifice, so that we do not have to die. He was raised from the dead, and now sits beside God, in heaven.
What love, what wondrous love, He has for us. That God should love a sinner such as you or I.
Because He first loved me, I commit my life to Him, promising to serve Him. Yet, even in that promise, I fail Him, for I know that if it is left up to me, I will fail Him.
It is not up to me, though. I rely fully on the power of His Holy Spirit Who lives within me. I have faith that He shall never fail me. I commit fully to Him and I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until the day that I meet Him face-to-face. For, I know in Whom I have believed.
I am not ashamed… And I fear not, for I know in Whom I have believed.
I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
But “I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”
– I Know Whom I Have Believed, David W. Whittle, 1883.