Nothing compares to Christ. Nothing (Philippians 3:8)

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of ​the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I ​have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ” - Philippians 3:8

Today I had a fantastic lunch with one of my friends. We ate this dish called literally a big pan of chicken. It just chopped chicken pieces (the whole chicken, beak, feet etc…), potato, green and red pepper, and noodles piled on this metal pan and smothered in a spicy red sauce. It is fan-freaking-tastic.

But that’s not the point. This friend of mine has been walking with the Lord for a long time and has always been a great encouragement to me. Today when I asked him how I could be praying for him his response was just to walk closer with the Lord. Sort of a Sunday-school-ish answer but still, it’s simple in its necessity.

Then he quoted this verse to me. He said, “I know that nothing compares to Christ. Nothing. And I want to believe it, live it, and really know it. I want to know Christ better.”

Again simple, but true.

So often I’m concerned with doing this better, or that better, or whatever. But am I just seeking Christ?

All to often the answer is no. But He really is better than everything else, and therefore quite worth it.