#57 Losing the Old
Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016Print
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We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Philippians 3:8 ESV
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth 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.”
Paul lost his identity in the world, his place with the religious, his lifelong beliefs and…his reputation. These accepted-losses are but evidence that he was willing to lose his former life. Paul had agreed that the ‘old man’ had no place or capacity for a life with Christ…and so he “let him go to the grave.”