Philippians 3 Verse 8: “More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because Of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them fifth, so that I may gain Christ”.
The Key Word here is ‘consider’. To valuate and assess, few people sit down to weigh seriously the values that control their decisions and directions. Many people today are slaves of ‘things’ and as a a result they do not experience real Christian joy.
Paul is writing to tell us in his case, the ‘things’ he was living for before he knew Christ Jesus seemed to be very commendable; a righteous life, obedience to the law, the defense of the religion of his fathers. But none of these things satisfied him or gave him acceptance with God.
Paul had the ‘Spiritual Mind’ and looked at the things of earth from heaven’s point of view. People who live for things are never really happy, because they must constantly protect their treasures and worry lest they lose their value. Not so with believers in Christ Jesus with the ‘Spiritual mind’, their treasures in Christ Jesus can never be stolen and never lose value.
Let us all ‘consider’ afresh, and take the time and evaluate the things that matter to us most. The Power of The Cross, The Victory through the Cross, which gives us what is all sufficiency, in Christ Jesus our Lord, is far more precious than anything we can hold onto in the world.