Phil 3:4-7 If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.
I like to watch a Food Network program called Chopped.
In watching the show I notice the conceit of some of the contestants. Granted many of them are successful chefs with their own restaurants.
On the program last night one chef looked over at an opponents dish and remarked about the pork was a protein and she had added another protein to her dish – a fried egg.
He said he would have never done that, indicating that it was a ridiculous move on her part.
The judges disagreed and told her the egg was a nice touch; and the chef that though it a dumb move was the first one chopped.
How highly do you think about yourself?
Pride, arrogance, and conceit are base sins and, according to the Bible, lead to destruction. (Prov 16:18)
Paul had the right to brag about his abilities, yet he loss those bragging rights for the sake of Christ.
You and I should do the same. It’s not my will but Thine will be done!
When you count your life as loss for Christ – then you WIN!