Paul chose to dispel the illusion of his spiritual perfection to the church @ Philippi. In Philippians 4:13-14 he said, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Paul was teaching the church and us that confidence in our past efforts or righteousness is plain ole rubbish! In v.8 he said, “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ my Lord For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.” In order to gain Christ we must first die to self! Therefore, “Never be satisfied with where you are in the area of spiritual growth. Cultivate an insatiability for more of God by examining your weaknesses, beholding the perfection of Christ, and finding good examples of strengths you want to develop!


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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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