Christian Devotional – March 19, 2020

Running the Race – #26

Philippians 3:4-6 – although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Philippians 3:4‭-‬6 NASB

Yesterday we saw how we can’t have confidence in the flesh. Today, Paul makes the case that if there was anyone who would be able to have confidence in the flesh, it would be him. He lists his credentials and all that he has done before he came to Christ. And it’s quite a list. Paul did everything he was “supposed” to and yet, even he still fell short.

This is why we can’t have confidence in the flesh. Everything that we think we’ve done doesn’t measure up to the standards that God expects. Are we willing to lay down all that we think we have accomplished and allow Christ to have our all?