How do you view your life’s accomplishments? The Apostle Paul was an elite, famous, learned man in his day and yet he said all the accomplishments in the world amounted to ‘garbage’ when compared to what he had in Christ. In Philippians 3:7-11, Paul explains his point of view and wants us to view life through the lens of Christ.
” I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!”
Paul’s listed benefits:
- Knowing Christ as his Lord and Savior (8)
- Being one with Him (9)
- Being righteous through faith in Christ and not by his own efforts (9)
- Being ready to suffer with Christ (10)
- Being assured in resurrection with Christ (11)
Just like Paul, every Christian can claim these same promises and rejoice in Christ each day. I revel with JOY in the knowledge that I can get to know Christ through His Word and the teaching of the indwelling Holy Spirit. I can depend upon Christ’s righteousness imputed to me by faith. I can experience His resurrection power in my life and be assured I will be with Him one day in heaven. #joy #joyfilledlife #joyinJesus #JesusbringsJoy
Pray these will be your hashtags today!