Philippians 3: 8 – 9
But even more than that, I consider everything to be a loss because of what is worth far more: knowing Christ Jesus, my Lord. For his sake, I have lost all things and consider them rubbish, so that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, which comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness that comes from God by faith.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for letting us know your Son, our Savior. Please guide us to always keep our focus on Jesus. Because as Paul wrote that everything compared to Jesus is a loss. Everything around us in the world, along with the devil and our flesh, tries to divide us from you. No matter how hard we try, we cannot gain our righteousness; you demand us to love you and others perfectly.
We fail at this, having a slip of the tongue or indecent thoughts, and are floundering in sin. We cannot keep your demands, and the result of each sin should be another eternal death sentence. So we rejoice with Paul in knowing Christ, our anointed Savior. Jesus came here and lived that perfect life we could not live, then he credited us with his perfection. He suffered our punishment on the cross and died for all our sins. These gifts bring us life through faith in Jesus; through faith, Jesus’ righteousness becomes ours. His righteousness is far more significant than anything we could have in this world because it brings us to eternal life with you. So as Paul said, everything else in this world is rubbish compared to our Savior. So please let us share this good news of salvation with those who do not know you, and they will have the forgiveness of sins, redemption, and eternal life, which is greater than everything else in this world. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Your eternity will be either one of separation and torment or life. Eternal separation from God comes by rejecting God’s love and forgiveness. Eternal life comes to all through faith in Jesus; he died for all your sins. Gain Christ and be found in him.