It is time for us Christians to face up to our responsibility for holiness. Too often we say we are "defeated" by this or that sin. No, we are not defeated; we are simply disobedient! It might be well if we stopped using the terms "victory" and "defeat" to describe our progress in holiness. Rather we should use the terms "obedience" and "disobedience."
William MacDonald explains that the expression "those who are accounted worthy to obtain that age [the millennium]" does not suggest that any people are personally worthy of heaven: the only worthiness sinners can have is the worthiness of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Those are counted worthy who judge themselves, who vindicate Christ, and who own that all worthiness belongs to Him." 1
William MacDonald, The Believer's Bible Commentary, comment on Luke:20:35
- C.A. Coates, An Outline of Luke's Gospel