This Week’s Verse - Phil. 3:7
“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.”
When it came to things of the flesh, Paul had gained quite a bit during his life (:6), yet these things meant nothing to him compared to Christ. “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord… count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ” (:8). Nothing mattered in comparison to gaining Christ.
Consider the things you have gained during your life and how hard you may have worked to gain some of them. What are they truly worth to you? Are you willing to give them all up for Christ? Nothing should compare to “the surpassing value of knowing” and gaining Him.