Thursday, June 18, 2009

Everything is a loss compared to knowing Him

"Whatever was to my profit 
I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness 
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, 
for whose sake I have lost all things. 

I consider them rubbish, 
that I may gain Christ and be found in Him
not having a righteousness of my own 
that comes for the law, 
but that which is through faith in Christ-
the righteousness that comes from God 
and is by faith. 

I want to know Christ 
and the power of His resurrection 
and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death
and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead...

One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me..."

-Philippians 3:7-11,13-14

1 comment:

Kendralee* said...

this is, to me, perhaps one of the most profound chapters in the new testament. challenging, inspiring, and running deep with Truth.