Re:Verse passage – Philippians 3:1-11 (day three)

“…if somehow I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”

Something about our modern thinking tells us we’ve got to have everything spelled out, turn-key, elevator-pitch ready, and mystery-free. Tell that to Job, who played by the rules and got slammed, or to Jeremiah, who wished he’d never been born, or to Jesus himself, who said, “I have no idea” when faced with questions about the timing of the last day of history. Paul put the exclamation point on those things the Lord taught him: “Jesus came into the world to save sinners”; “I know whom I’ve believed”; “Christ has indeed been raised, a preview of what is to come for those who die.” With other things, there was room for the term “somehow.” Knowledge isn’t the gateway to faith. It’s the other way around.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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