From October 22, 2019.
My Musings – Paul had just recounted all the reasons he had for putting his confidence in the flesh – that if anyone could obtain righteousness on his own merit it was him. This was no idle boast on his part. His credentials were impeccable. If anyone had “the right stuff” it was him. But Paul came to realize there was nothing he could “do” to obtain his salvation, it had already been “done” by Christ’s atoning death on the cross. What Paul’s greatest efforts were powerless to accomplish, the “power of [the] resurrection” was able to do.
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ” – Like Paul, we could never be able to do enough of the “right stuff” to earn our salvation. Rather, it comes “through faith in Christ.“
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what…
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