WEEK 6, DAY 3
Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)
Read Philippians 3:1-11
Profit and Loss
What we are in “awe” of what we love.
What we love, we worship.
What we worship is where we find life.
Author David Wallace put it like this:
If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly, and when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally plant you. On one level, we all know this stuff already — it’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, bromides, epigrams, parables: the skeleton of every great story. The trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness. Worship power — you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. And so on.”
Paul realized that there is only one who is worthy of worship, because there is only one that can give true life–Jesus. He considered everything as loss in comparison.
What captures your “awe”?
How do you consider this loss in comparison to Christ?
Refer to back page for guidance.