On March 2nd my brother tweeted this song with the message "Is it just me or is there a major theological issue with this song?" Though I didn't say anything, in my head I agreed. Even before that tweet, I had the feeling something was off with this song's message (and my brother is much more theologically learned than I am). When my brother tweeted that statement, I thought about the song's message, pondering it for a while, and after a couple days I figured out what was wrong with it and why it had been bothering me. We were NOT, are NOT, worth dying for. "For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person — though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die — but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8 That's the beauty of the Gospel. We were not worth it. We did not deserve it. But Christ did it anyway.
I came here to say this, but was glad to find it was already said. Thank you for that!
The Christian gospel is not about us, or our value, or self-worth, but the worth of the blood of Christ, that could satisfy the just wrath of God for as many as would receive it. It is a beautiful message that completely glorifies the God who made us: a glory of which He is worthy and we are not.