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Worm Theology

Worm Theology


Worm Theology is a term used for the idea in Christian culture that in light of God’s holiness and power an appropriate emotion is a low view of self. Some might suggest that because of this view God is more likely to show mercy and compassion. The name may be attributed to a line in the Isaac Watts hymn Alas! and Did My Saviour Bleed (Pub 1707) [1], which says “Would he devote that sacred head for such a worm as I?” This thinking was prevalent in the days when this hymn was originally written, perhaps because there was also a higher view of God. Furthermore, worm theology can be attributed to a recognition of the ugliness of sin, resulting in contrition.

Some might suggest adherents of worm theology have inner wounds that they are not necessarily aware of, and such a belief just matches what they feel about themselves and sometimes others. On the other hand, God detests sin so much because it separates us from Himself; it could then be argued that in our sin we are as worms in God’s sight

Job 25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Sure, people are created from dirt, so we are to remain humble, but this verse has been misquoted often, talking about ‘The great Sovreign Unapproachable and Holy God, before whom we are nothing but worms, destined for the dust from which we were formed’

Pious platitudes, devoid of truth and power!

This verse was a recorded utterance from Bildad the Shuhite, (He must have been pretty low, for he was only ‘shoe height’)and he got rebuked by God for it, and his other human reasoning’s about Job’s plight. So are some Christians, constantly finding faults in others, and in themselves.


No! When we received Jesus, we were adopted into God’s family, not as worms, but as sons and daughters of heaven!

[ Life in the Spirit ] So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

We are to see ourselves through the blood of Jesus, forgiven, loved, accepted, precious, in Christ!

Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you have been adopted into the family of God, and now:

Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

The precious blood of Jesus has washed away our sins, and our Father, the Creator of the Universe, loves us! He loves to have us come into His presence, and simply enjoys being with us. While I was writing this my then, 11 year old princess, exclaimed: ‘Dad, put on Newsboys, ‘Dance’ so I can dance before the Lord!’ then she elbowed into the computer, grabbed the mouse while I was typing and turned the volume up full blast. Was she afraid of me? Nope, she knows my heart. I love her, and love when she worships, and she can come ‘get in my space’ whenever she needs to, without fear of repercussion, I delight in her presence. My children are like Christmas gifts I get to unwrap every day! Each day, I see the hand of God developing them, and I watch their particular gifts blossom in our love and under His Word, and it is a joy to behold!


Isa 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Pr 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

I am a man of God, strong willed, fierce in my pursuit of my calling and destiny for not only my life, but for the ministry I am being prepared for, and the people I am called to serve, yet how wondrous it is that my children are not me!

They have unique personalities and desires, gifts that are already beyond me in many ways. (You should hear my precious son play keyboard!)

So I feel the heart of our Father in this. As we grow, develop, and continue to walk in His love, our unique and specific gifts, blossom and develop, and He has great joy in the journey.

blossom in Jesus

We are not worms, but sons and daughters of the Most High God, created for love, joy, excellence, and blessing to this generation.

I wrote a couple of articles about seeing ourselves the way, God our heavenly Father sees us, as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

We are a blessed, good-looking bunch, accepted in the beloved.

IN HIM we live and move and Have our being!

Seeing ourselves as God sees us…Beautiful!


God loves you, and so do I. I am praying He reveal that love to you today.

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, I just want to be who you created me to be. I long to be with you today, and to do your perfect will for my life. Show me the uniqueness you have given me, and help me to embrace it, and walk in it, free from the tyranny of others expectations of others, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’