10 I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
Jacob had lived a fairly tough life, he was forced to run away from from his brother after taking his blessing, then spent 7 years working for his Rachel’s father so that he could marry her and during the whole time he worshipped the God of his father, Isaac and his grandfather, Abraham. Yet when I read verse 10 of Genesis 32 it kind of put things into perspective for me. After doing all this, he still thought he was unworthy of God’s favour.
This really showed me how much less I deserve the things God gives me. I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to preach, I just thought I’d present this verse to you and show on the one hand give encouragement to those who are Christians who think they’ve really messed up and on the other hand, give encouragement to those who want to know Jesus as their Saviour and God as their Father but think that they’re just too bad.
I thought that this would also be a pretty nifty verse to learn when Satan begins to point out our sins. No, we’re not worthy of salvation, but Christ paid it. – "It is finished!" Jesus said – it’s in the past tense, we don’t have to worry about condemnation any more. We’ve all done so much wrong that none of us – not even the most "religious" person in the world – could go to heaven. We are unworthy, yet God still gives us "deeds of steadfast love and…faithfulness".