Good Morning! Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Philippians 3:8, which says,

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worthy 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.” (ESV).

Many take pride in the people they know and the things they know. It is nothing wrong with knowing things and people. However, one’s insatiable desire to know Christ has a far more exceeding worth than knowing anyone or anything else. A precise and full, experiential knowledge of Christ Jesus, gives us, first of all an eternal perspective, and therefore, the ability to view and handle everything in life with the right perspective. What we know and think about Christ Jesus determines what we think about everything else. God Almighty proclaimed through the prophet Jeremiah, “But let him who glories, glory in this, that he understands and knows me…” (Jer. 9:23a). The benefit of the surpassing knowledge of Christ helps us to deal with and overcome every issue we will face in this life.

 

Pastor James Moore, Jr.