I like Subway sandwiches. I really can lose some pounds if I eat there even for a week. The bread is always fresh as are the ingredients. However, I must also add that I have never gotten a Subway sandwich that looks like one in their television ads. What I get is never as full or luscious looking as what appears on my TV screen. It makes me wonder if any of the people that produce the ads have ever eaten at a Subway.
Since by calling myself a Christian, meaning Christ-like, therefore makes me a walking, talking advertisement, I wonder if I ever live up to the standard proclaimed. Please note my use of “ever.” I used it because I know that most of the time I am not as uncritical and caring as was Jesus. I used the word “ever” wondering if I “ever” live up to the standard. If my behavior was rated on a percentage of time would I score ten percent of the time? That would be a good tithe of my living. That would make me very unworthy of salvation, which brings me to my point. Even if I rated 99 per cent of my time being Christ-like, an impossibility I must add, I would still be unworthy.
Worthy we are not. This is why Paul says in Romans 6:23 that eternal life is a gift of God. All we are worthy of is ultimately becoming a footnote in history, if that much. Fortunately in Revelation 5, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
So enjoy a Subway sandwich. Just don’t expect perfection.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 20, 2015
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