Saturday, February 8, 2020

That I may win Christ

February 8   That I may win Christ    Philippians 3:8

Philippians 3:8  Yea doubtless, and I count all things
but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus
my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

The aim of men in general is to make fortune, enjoy the world, and live respectively; the aim of the believer is to win Christ.

Jesus possesses all he desires and to possess Christ would satisfy every wish. We have now a title to Him, we receive much from Him, and we often enjoy His love; but we want to be present with Him, and to have full possession of Him as our everlasting all.

He is set before us as our mark, He has held out as the prize, and is promised as the everlasting portion of every overcomer.

Where is the heart this morning?

Which way do the desire tend?

What is to be the object of pursuit to-day?

 If Jesus is the principle object, failing in our pursuit after other things, losses, or crosses, will not much affect us; but I conduct will say ”I am to win Christ; if He is mine, all is well, other things are but trifles compared with him.”

Keeping Jesus in view thus, will prevent murmuring, cure our impatience, and keep our hearts in comparative piece. O may our every action cry in the ears of every observer, “That I may win Christ.”

He who has Christ, has an infinite portion; unsearchable wealth; and the boundless resources.

Not softest strains can charm mine ears,
Like His beloved name;
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire
My heart with equal flame.

James Smith

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