Monday, March 2, 2015 12:10 AM

March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 12:10 AM
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:10 AM

Philippians 3:2-12

Submitted by Sis. Nita Tyson

As a child I wanted this shiny green bike.  I just knew my life would somehow be much better by having that bike.  On Christmas morning, there it was.  I rode back and forth throughout the neighborhood… and then it happened.  I hit a bump in the cracked sidewalk and flipped over onto the concrete.  My arms and legs were scratched and bleeding.  My worldly joy was short lived. 

Saul (Paul) thought that his education, heritage, persecution of the church, and obedience to the law were what gave him joy. That is, until he met Christ.   Paul’s righteousness was not obtained by law keeping and rituals, but by faithfully serving Christ with his whole heart. 

There is nothing better than knowing and obeying Christ.  Everything else in our lives is worthless without Him.  We should place our faith in Christ, not the flesh, in order to become more like Him and less susceptible to the evils of this world

True joy comes from falling in love with Christ and abiding in Him.  Christians can “count it all joy” in the bleakest of circumstances because we know nothing can separate us from His love.

What are you willing to abandon to be found in Christ? 

Dear Lord,
Thank you for being our dwelling place and keeping us in Your perfect peace.
Amen.

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