“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.”
If Jesus Christ is our model for godly living, then we will live every day of our lives in the hope of eternal life.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus, shared his life achievements in the book of Philippians 3, but he counted them as loss for Jesus. The world and all that is therein will surely pass away someday. Those worldly possessions and pleasures will melt away sooner or later. Who we live for, how we live for Him, and what we do for Him, is more profitable than any other way of life in this worldThe scripture’s view of the world is coined in a word: “Vanity”. Vanity means that which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use, or profit. Since we live in a world of vanity, our daily quest should not be to please ourselves but to fulfill God’s divine purpose for our existence here on earth.
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal”, 2 Corinthia 4:18.
Further Study: Ecclesiastes 12:1-12
Thought for the day: Live consciously of eternity with Jesus Christ.