By Kenny Tibbetts
“... though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 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.”
- Do you ever wish that Jesus could just make your past go away?
- Why do you think Paul takes the time to explain the accomplishments of his past?
- How did Jesus change the way Paul viewed his past?
- Can you think of an event from your past that seems huge until you compare it to the “surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus”?
Memorize Verse 7:
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.”
Thank God that we can know Him personally through Christ the Son. Thank God that we aren’t slaves to our past because He is sovereign over our future. Ask God to help you see the painful things from your past through a Christ-centered perspective.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 31