Philippians 3:8
Knowledge Of Christ

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Our position as believers is that we are “found in Him.” Our purpose is that “we may know Him.” Then we will know our progress is to “follow after” Him to our prize, “the mark.” To do this our practice should be to “walk by the same rule,” and “mind the same thing as “followers together.” Our prospect is “the Savior” who “shall change” us to be “like unto His glorious body.” Our righteousness comes from our Lord and we will have to make sacrifices in order to know Him. It is by His power we can live moral, new, righteous lives, and reckon our old nature dead to sin.

I know the facts of Christ – learned them in my youth
I knew He was the Way to heaven; the Life and the Truth
I knew He was God sent by the Father to become a man
I knew He was the creator; I knew He was Deity like any child can
These, and many other facts were taught me; I knew they all were true

I believed Jesus’ cross-work and His resurrection too.
But I didn’t know Him, I had accumulated information
And even then I knew, believing facts is not salvation
All these facts were to me a very great blessing
For because of them I was aware of what I was missing
Faith in those facts that are revealed in God’s Word
Ultimately lead me to confess Jesus as my Lord.

I knew Him first as my Redeemer and I truly thanked Him
Then as my Savior who took my sins and in the sea buried them
As my Lord He is a gracious and wonderful Master
As my Guide and Goal He keeps me from disaster
As my Advocate He continually pleads my every cause
As High Priest He makes acceptable every thought of praise.

A relationship has been formed of the highest kind
I am accepted in the Beloved with cords that eternally bind
Me to Him who pleased His Father in every deed and way
And has guaranteed that I with Him will forever stay
Kept by His power, His love and His keeping grace
And each life-experience with Him is an act of faith.

“Lord God, I thank Thee this morning for the privilege of knowing Thee. For the instructions that led me to believe about Thee, I give Thee thanks. For the work of the Spirit to convict me, I give thanks. For the light of the Gospel that led me right to Thee, I give thanks, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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