Count Everything as loss!?

Philippians 3:8

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

We all have some things in our lives that we would consider priceless or worth keeping but what Paul is saying here in Philippians 3:8 is that even your most prized possessions aren’t worth a bag of dung, in comparison to the value of knowing Christ.  Some of the things we hold high in value like our house or our car we insure against loss. We do this because we want to protect these things.  When Paul counts them as loss he is still holding them as valuable but he is making the decision not to hang on to them because they don’t even compare to Christ.  They are worth trading to know Christ and it isn’t even felt as a loss to give up these things it is more a “good riddance”. He has zero identity in these things and is happy to throw them aside like garbage in exchange for knowing Christ.

In his service
Tom Smith