From Philippians 3
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, 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 on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
A song for the day:
To Live is Christ
I make a vow my life will always honour Christ
Whether I live or die
I belong to him
He bore my sin
I owe this life to my saving King.
I am not my own
You are in control
For me to live is Christ and to die is gain
No matter what price I pay
I choose to give this life away
Only by the cross I am saved.