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7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 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 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
How can we summarize this topic? We can write all the theologies we want or talk about it for hours; but if these and much more to come through the Holy Spirit is not reality in our life or atleast we start implementing these in our life, then knowledge of Christ is a distant relative to us.
Overall, we need to live the ‘law of Nazirite’ through Grace. ‘Law’ through ‘Grace’ what is the meaning of it? Compare Num 6:6-8 with Luke 9:59-62 and Luke 14:25-33. This is discipleship. A disciple should know his Master. Without entering into a discipleship, he may not know what is the teaching of the Master or what is it He wants him/her to do. To know Christ we need to forsake ALL; otherwise, it will be a distant reality for us. Like Paul, to gain knowledge of Him, he counted everything as rubbish, and he did not place his confidence on the flesh, but on the Spirit of God. Why did he have to do that? So that he will be found in Him. In other words, our Lord Jesus Christ knows him and he will be eligible to meet the Lord at the day of His coming and enter in to His rest. Let us grow in Christ by knowing Him more and become more into His likeness, so that we shall reap the rewards for eternal.