Today's Bible Verse:Philippians 3:7–9
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order 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 comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— (ESV)
Today's Inspiring Thought: Count it All LossIn essence, Paul considered everything he'd ever attained in life one singular loss for the sake of gaining Christ. His worthy reputation as a scholar and a religious leader, his rich Jewish heritage and all of his achievements, he considered rubbish and of no value in light of what he had gained in Jesus Christ.
Can you say the same? Do you cherish Christ above everything else in your life? When we realize there is nothing we can do to achieve salvationno spiritual accomplishment that can gain for us the righteousness of God, and nothing but the blood of Jesus that can save usthen Christ, indeed, becomes our most valued treasure.