“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant.” Genesis 32:10
“Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” 2 Samuel 7:18
A soul truly humbled highly esteems every favor and judges itself utterly unworthy of the least, looking upon everything as a free gift and bestowed only for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Now, O my Father, in myself I certainly deserve none, no, not the least of Your mercies. But as You have graciously looked upon me and given me Your only Son, who has purchased all blessing at a high price for sinners, I do believe that goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. Be it so, holy Father, to Your glory and my everlasting joy.
My soul, seek humbling grace from Jesus. So shall you be prepared to receive great things from Jesus. He resists the proud — but gives grace to the humble. Look back also, and trace out the Lord’s dealings with you, and mark how goodness and mercy have followed you all the days of your life. Observe what returns you have made Him for His innumerable blessings, and you will soon feel as Jacob felt and exclaim as he exclaimed, “I am not worthy of the least of all Your mercies.”
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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