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Slovakia Devotions: Philippians 3:7-11

Philippians 3:7-11. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 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 9 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- 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

This is a very powerful passage of Scripture. Every verse–it’s all about Jesus, and through it we see into Paul’s heart.

What compares to Christ? Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing Jesus. Do we believe this? Do our actions back this up?

How can we know Him better? Paul wants to experience this “Power.” Why did Paul suffer? What was he doing that caused this? If there is no suffering or persecution in our lives what MIGHT this mean?

Make a plan today of how you will get to know Jesus better

Extra for quiet time:
Read and re-read Philippians 3:7-11. What/Who is number one in your life? How much time do you spend in the Word everyday? How much time do you pray everyday? Is knowing Jesus and living for Jesus a top priority in your life?