Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain.”
Provision by Subtraction!
Contrary thinking supposes Addition creates the equation whose sum reveals blessing.
Where provender given by GOD fills our souls; so we wrongly assume. And! As such are we guessing.
Perhaps Definition will give us clear vision since Paul lost most all yet his gain surpassed Price!
Consequently Subtraction brought him such great treasure which others “No value!” assigned.
So add up HIS favor by using mathematics which strip out the excess from Self’s gathered “hoard”.
Then count up the cost in HIS service as “Worthy!” Yea! Willingly “downsize” to gain of HIM — more!
As HIServant preparing anothers provision GOD put in my hands for delivery,
Devotional: Philippians 3:8 “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of CHRIST JESUS my LORD…
…for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain CHRIST…”
What Provision by Subtraction! GOD sovereignly took Paul’s eyesight, wealth, earthly comfort and position…
…to fill his frame with far greater and incomparable wealth! The LORD GOD HIMSELF!
James 1:2-3 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”
Oh what priceless Patience and invaluable Insight! Look once more at Philippians 1:21
“For to me, to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain.” So just give me JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!
Amen and amen!