Thursday, October 15, 2015

#NT75 Day 39: Philippians - Any Trade is a Good Trade

You can look at sports transactions and easily come up with some really really really bad trades.  Brett Favre for draft picks?  Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac?  Babe Ruth for basically anyone?

Here's a really good trade from today's reading:  anything for the sake of knowing Christ.

Paul traded in his identity, his comfort, his heritage, his abilities, his victories, his defeats, his EVERYTHING for the sake of knowing Christ.

I don't know what you might be asked to trade today or this week to know Christ.  But whatever it is, whatever it costs, whatever its value - it's a good trade.

You get what's eternal for what is temporal.  You get what ultimately and fully satisfies for what doesn't sate but save for a moment.

Surrender.  Open hands.  Blank check.  All lead to something that is absolutely worth it.  

They lead to Christ.

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