Welcome to the PoG Blog! Before reading the scripture, please take time to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and direct your meditation on God’s word. Philippians 3:4-11
4b If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. 7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, 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 is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
At a presentation I once attended, the speaker repeatedly stated “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection!” It really made an impression on me. What a cool expression of what our lives should all be about. Of all the things we can know and study in this world, there is nothing more important than to know Christ. He is the center of our existence and the reason for our existence. Every day we have the opportunity to not simply survive, but to live in the power of the resurrection. That means that, no matter what we are facing, we have a God with us who has already proven He is bigger and stronger than even death itself. That gives me great comfort; it’s a powerful way to start the day and the week!
Please feel free to share your thoughts as you are moved by the Spirit.