More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things—indeed, I regard them as dung!—that I may gain Christ,
Philippians 3:8 NET
We all love a deal, even when it comes to our very lives!
Paul lived his life with the understanding that nothing else could ever come close to comparing to knowing Jesus. There was no honor, no prize, no accomplishment in this world that could compare. Paul said it was all dung!
In fact, Paul called those things liabilities. You see the flesh will gravitate to those things. The flesh desires everything BUT the life that is sold out to Jesus.
The Christian that desires to live boldly for Jesus will have to set everything else aside to know and trust Him.
Everything means everything, the accomplishments, honors, and even hurts and pain caused by others. Set it all aside for Jesus!
There is no substitute. There is no 12 Step Program. There is no drug that removes everything else aside and causes you to want only a relationship with Jesus.
But there is the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised to give you, to help you, empower you to live for Him.
What do you know about the Holy Spirit? If Jesus said that it was better for Him to go back to the Father, so He could send the Holy Spirit, don’t you think you are missing out if you don’t know about the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God inside of you. It is the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead….inside of you!
Further Reading – Acts 19:1-7.
Lord, help me to cast everything else aside. Nothing compares to You. Reveal Yourself to me more and more each day, so that I would be found growing and walking in You.