I am going to start up my Sunday devotions again. I will keep it light-hearted, but I find that most Sunday mornings I am challenged… so I might share some challenges too! This morning we wrote down all the accomplishments that we have achieved in our lives and wrote them down on a piece of paper. You know… the ones that make us look good from the outside. Like being a Christian, going to church, being on mission, being a “good” parent… you get the point! Then we took the paper, wadded it up and threw it in the trash!
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. Philippians 3:8
Compared to knowing Christ and being saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus… nothing we do on earth really matters much at all! Not that we give up doing “good” things, but that the good that we do must come for a love of Christ first. Christ’s love is worth so much that everything else looks like trash!
So what do you have that you need to count as “rubbish”?