Monday, April 22, 2013

Comparisons to This Guy Always Fall Short


But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. ~Philippians 3:7-10

It would be really easy to get my preacher on and just take off, ranting about all the things in this life that we find value in. After all, who doesn't enjoy their stuff and look for an opportunity to add more to their stuff total. 

But...

I believe Paul is talking about more than simply physical and worldly items here. After all, context is everything and he did just get done listing all of his spiritual stuff that makes him awesome. Or at least made him awesome before he compared it all with Jesus. 

I'd like to point out that Paul wasn't the last person to walk around strutting his stuff while he thought about his spiritual stuff. I'd like to somehow wax eloquent and tell you how it all amounts to nothing when compared to Jesus. I'd like to encourage you to seek after Jesus more than you chase after stuff. 

But it's already been said. Quite honestly, it is hard to say it any better. All things are worthless compared to Jesus.

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