Philippians 3:1-11 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you...
think about it.
Paul saw his great credentials as nothing; what do you place your value or identity in? What is Paul's main goal in life (3:10)? How far would you go to "know Christ"?
Paul tells us straight up that as Christians we "glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. . ." (Philippians 3:3). That's a wonderful verse and I'm all about glorying in Jesus. However, if I'm honest, I have to tell you that not putting confidence in the flesh is an ongoing struggle for me. I know God is in control and I absolutely want my life to be surrendered to Him. Yet, so many times, (particularly when something unexpected happens) my initial response is to draw on my own strength. Can you relate?
So what are your thoughts on obliterating our confidence in flesh? What do you do that helps you to stay focused on Christ so that you’re not responding based on your own strength? Tami W.
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