“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may win Christ!” Philippians 3:8
The aim of men in general–is to make a fortune, enjoy the world, and live luxuriantly. The aim of the true believer is to win Christ. Jesus possesses all that he desires, and to possess Christ would satisfy his every wish.
We now 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 is held out as the prize; and is promised as the everlasting portion of every overcomer!
Where is your heart this morning?
Which way do your desires tend?
What is the object of your pursuit today?
If Jesus is the principal object, failing in our pursuit after other things, losses or crosses–will not much affect us; but our conduct will say, “I aim to win Christ! If He is mine–all is well; other things are but trifles compared with Him!”
Keeping Jesus in view thus, will . . .
cure our impatience, and
keep our hearts in comparative peace.
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;
and boundless resources!
“In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures!” Psalm 16:11