The Power of His Resurrection: counting it all loss for the sake of Christ
Philippians 3 vs 3-11
3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,
4 though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so:
5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
What drove Paul to this point of coming to a conclusion that all His credentials and rights are a loss to him for the sake of Christ Jesus, only so that he may know Him. What does it mean to count it all loss for Christ and what does it mean to know Him?
Counting it all loss for Christ is what Christianity is all about. It is not a religious exercise but is a style of live that has the sole evidence of Christ. This way of living is what is called discipleship, where you are daily living as a follower of Jesus Christ, growing in the knowledge His death and resurrection. This is a life hidden in Christ Jesus,sold out to Him.
Are you sold out to Him yet? Don't forget that until you do so, That life of Christ is yet to be maximised over your life and your time is running out day by day.
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