No Righteousness of My Own
Philippians 3:7-11
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Published June 1st, 2012
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What does, "...for the sake of Christ" mean? After reading 7a-7b it is unclear whether this means for the sake of Christ's benefit or for the sake of Paul's benefit (Paul getting Christ). The rest of this section explains more the idea stated in verse 7 and it becomes clear Paul intends to communicate that he receives the benefit. Three times Paul mentions his "loss" so that he could gain Christ - He makes it clear that he did not begrudge what he gave up in order to gain something of greater value when he counted what he lost as "rubbish" Paul is losing in order to gain what he is missing (righteousness), but there is no gain in losing unless their is faith in Christ. It is very important that 9b-d is the ground for 7-9a. If one lays aside works-righteousness by the law but doesn't take the next step to replace it with faith in Christ, he is still in his unrighteousness. Throughout the church's history there have been plenty of ascetics who used counting everything as loss as meritorous righteousness, they didn't have faith.
10000000015160 15160 Notes 2009-11-09 13:43:14 2009-11-30 11:15:47 What does, "...for the sake of Christ" mean? After reading 7a-7b it is unclear whether this means for the sake of Christ's benefit or for the sake of Paul's benefit (Paul getting Christ). The rest of this section explains more the idea stated in verse 7 and it becomes clear Paul intends to communicate that he receives the benefit. Three times Paul mentions his "loss" so that he could gain Christ - He makes it clear that he did not begrudge what he gave up in order to gain something of greater value when he counted what he lost as "rubbish" Paul is losing in order to gain what he is missing (righteousness), but there is no gain in losing unless their is faith in Christ. It is very important that 9b-d is the ground for 7-9a. If one lays aside works-righteousness by the law but doesn't take the next step to replace it with faith in Christ, he is still in his unrighteousness. Throughout the church's history there have been plenty of ascetics who used counting everything as loss as meritorous righteousness, they didn't have faith. notes
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Philippians
Philippians 3:7-11
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But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss
for the sake of Christ.
actionpurpose
Indeed, I count everything as loss
because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
ground
For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things
and count them as rubbish,
progression
in order that I may gain Christ
and be found in him,
bilateral
not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,
but that which comes through faith in Christ,
the righteousness from God that depends on faith--
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concessive
that I may know him
and the power of his resurrection,
and may share his sufferings,
becoming like him in his death,
that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
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10000000015160 15160 Arc 2009-11-09 13:43:14 2009-11-30 11:15:47 editing Philippians 3 7 3 11 Philippians 3:7-11 50 NT esv i311173 i311174 i311175 i311176 i311157 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss i311158 for the sake of Christ. actionpurpose 2 i311177 i311159 Indeed, I count everything as loss i311160 because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. ground 1 i311178 i311179 i311161 For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things i311162 and count them as rubbish, progression i311180 i311163 in order that I may gain Christ i311164 and be found in him, progression actionpurpose 2 bilateral 1 i311181 i311165 not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, i311182 i311166 but that which comes through faith in Christ, i311167 the righteousness from God that depends on faith-- ideaexplanation 1 concessive 2 ground 1 i311183 i311184 i311168 that I may know him i311169 and the power of his resurrection, i311170 and may share his sufferings, i311171 becoming like him in his death, i311172 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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