Too much to lose
Today's devotion is based on Philippians 3:7 "But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ."
Why did the religious leaders in Jesus' day reject him as their Savior? The short answer: They had too much to lose, at least from their perspective. If Jesus was right, then they were wrong about almost everything. So instead of admitting they were wrong, they rejected Jesus even to the point of crucifying him.
The same option lies before us. We can trust in our trophies, accomplishments, and religious observances. Or we could consider our record nothing compared to knowing Christ and being found in him.
Following Christ might mean that we lose in the eyes of the world. But whatever we might gain in this world is nothing compared to what we already have in Christ.
Please pray with me: Lord Jesus, help me trust in you and you alone. Amen.