Phil 3:8

“He brought me here. It is by His will I am in this strait place. In that I will rest.

He will keep me here in His love and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.

He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn and working in me the grace He means to bestow.

In His good time He can bring me out again – how and when He knows.”

–Andrew Murray
“My goal is God Himself
Not peace or joy
Or even blessing,
But God Himself, my God.
‘Tis His to lead me there–
Not mine, but His.
At any cost, dear Lord,
By any road.”
“Each loss is truest gain, if day by day, He fills the place of all He takes away”



Philippians 3:8

Amplified Bible (AMP)

8Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One).


Philippians 3:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ


Philippians 3:8

New Living Translation (NLT)

8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ


Philippians 3:8

New International Version (NIV)

8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ



Personalizing 3:8 for me:

There are many things I have held as precious and dear, such as being in excellent health;  free of cancer, disease, and pain, and my personal belief system of the best way to achieve that through prevention using natural resources.  I assumed I would happily and healthfully live to a ripe old age and forgot to count many, many blessings and took them for granted until they were taken away from me.  I am learning day by day, that compared to knowing Jesus Christ my Savior, all these are totally insignificant.  The very most important thing in all of life is to Know and love Him more and more as He really is.



Lord, every good gift comes from You.
 (From James 1:7)
190. I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God
191. The truth that each and every loss I experience is truest gain, because day by day, He fills the place of all He takes away, plus more.  Hooray for Phil 3:8!
192. Every single trial I face is Divinely Hand picked or allowed or orchestrated for me.  I am not sure how all that works but it is meant for His glory and honor and my good as I walk closely with Him, surrendering to His will
193. John and Joy shopping for school supplies and getting good deals that we can share
So grateful to be His lamb,

One thought on “Phil 3:8

  1. I love that hymn, “My Goal is God Himself.” It was in my BSF hymnbook but I had forgotten the tune and asked my mom to play it while I was with her over the summer. I’ve been meditating on it in my quiet times for some weeks now. The text is by Frances Brook from “My Home is God”.

    May I share the other 3 verses I have in my book?
    “So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
    And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
    Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
    Till God hath fullfille’d my deepest prayer.

    No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
    No matter though the cost be oft times great,
    He knoweth how i best shall reach the mark,
    The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

    One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
    One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
    My God my glory here from day to day,
    And in the glory there my Great Reward.”


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