Gaining Christ: “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him.” Phil 3:8, 9. Is this verse saying that in order to have Christ we must trash everything else? Or is it referring to priorities of the heart? If you really think about it nothing matters more than eternal life through Christ. Paul considered it surpassing greatness knowing of Christ because of the cross, resurrection and salvation we can take part in. He’s dumbfounded by this master plan we all can take part of and in. He has left the law as the gateway to righteousness, zeal for performing in the church and legalism (v. 5, 6) as a Hebrew of Hebrews, all because Christ was so much better. He humbled himself about being so of God, turned around and humbled himself putting Jesus’ righteousness in place of His own. We must trash any priority that challenges Christ’s place in our hearts. We, in our human condition, need to marvel at Him in order that, we may gain Christ. See? We can’t gain Him and everything else, we must push everything aside in order to gain, IF we consider all else rubbish.