Re:Verse passage – Philippians 3:1-11 (day four)“More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,”
The first half of chapter three helps us understand what happened to Paul’s heart, mind, and life when he met Jesus on the Damascus road. Priorities, values, and passions changed dramatically. Paul lists those, and remembers when those were the most valuable things. In and through the process of salvation as sanctification, Paul’s “life economy” changes dramatically. Loving and knowing Jesus moves into that list. As Paul’s faith grows and strengthens, his relationship with Christ, quickly climbs the list and revolutionizes the way he thinks about those previous achievements. Not only did they move down the list, they moved off the list on Paul’s “profit column”. His life was so changed, he vowed that nothing could/should ever be in that column except knowing and loving Jesus.
Maybe it’s time for an “internal audit”. Where is faith in Christ on the spreadsheet of your heart and life? Where is everything else?