Our devotion this morning comes from Philippians 3:7-8 (NKJV)
Paul by most people’s standards had it all before coming to have a personal relationship with Jesus. He was a respected leader, very religious, very well educated, knew the scriptures backwards and forward and came from the right family. Yet even with all of this and more he says all of it was rubbish and he gladly gave it all up for a personal relationship with Jesus that isn’t based up on his work but on Jesus and his finished work on the cross.
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.