Fellowship of His Suffering
That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; If by any means I may attain unto the resurrection of the dead;
(Php 3:10-11 AFV)
2021 September 21
“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord” (Php_3:8).
Yet the things that were gain to me, these things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. But then truly, I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as dung; that I may gain Christ And may be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is derived from law, but that righteousness which is by the faith of Christ—the righteousness of God that is based on faith; That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; If by any means I may attain unto the resurrection of the dead;
(Php 3:7-11 AFV)
I press toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
(Php 3:14 AFV)
This is the happy season of ripening cornfields, of the merry song of the reapers, of the secured and garnered grain. But let me hearken to the sermon of the field. This is its solemn word to me. You must die in order to live. You must refuse to consult your own case and well-being. You must be crucified, not only in desires and habits which are sinful, but in many more which appear innocent and right.
My heart fails me as I listen. But, when Jesus asks it, let me tell myself that it is my high dignity to enter into the fellowship of His sufferings; and thus I am in the best of company. And let me tell myself again that it is all meant to make me a vessel meet for His use. His own Calvary has blossomed into fertility; and so shall mine. Plenty out of pain, life out of death: is it not the law of the Kingdom? — In the Hour of Silence
Sure to Bless
Sure to Bless
“Finding, following, keeping, struggling,
Is He sure to bless?
Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs,