Guest blog: You’re Worth It

I am so excited to share this lovely message on our worth in Christ from a very talented fellow blogger friend, The Eclectic Contrarian.

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“And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:11-16 KJV

“And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.” Luke 10:30-35 KJV

Also read: John 4:6-42

What do all these scriptures have in common? Samaritans!
Samaritans were a very downtrodden people. Samaria was taken by the Assyrians. Afterwards, they engaged in interracial relationships and were frowned upon by their peers because they were not a pure Jewish race. Defeated and mixed, they fell to low estate in the social order of their time. So the particular amazement that people find in these scriptures is that the lowest of society were actually ones who made the biggest difference in that society.


Samaritans were a very downtrodden people. Samaria was taken by the Assyrians. Afterwards, they engaged in interracial relationships and were frowned upon by their peers because they were not a pure Jewish race. Defeated and mixed, they fell to low estate in the social order of their time. So the particular amazement that people find in these scriptures is that the lowest of society were actually ones who made the biggest difference in that society.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 KJV

One thing to learn here is that we’re all actually in some way a Samaritan. Whether it be in mental, physical or spiritual. A downtrodden, an impure, an undesirable. But one thing I’ve learned is exactly what the scriptures says:

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.” I Corinthians 1:27-29 NKJV

The word Samaria means, beware, take heed, observe, preserve, regard, reserve and wait. This says tons about the people! When the spiritual leaders of the day when Jesus physically walked this earth denied Him, tempted Him and disbelieved Him, the Samaritans believed. And these lowly people became great in the sight of Jesus!

There’s many people who don’t believe they’re good enough or the least bit favorable for the Lord. Things and experiences in life are used against us to make us feel like we’re unworthy of anything. But the Samaritans had been defeated, their bloodline was entangled with others, people looked down on them and they were discredited because of public opinion. But they believed. Jesus didn’t look at their history or anything that man looked at or regarded. He looked at all 3 of those hearts in those scriptures (though one was only a parable) still they were worthy to Him to be healed and rewarded because they loved Him enough to believe.

I urge you to take a moment to turn to Him, and just talk to Him. And wait patiently for His answer! He loves you just as much as those Samaritans. And what He did for them, He certainly can do for you!

Yes, you are worth it!