Philippians 3:3-11 Reading the Passage

True Christianity: To Gain Christ – Philippians 3:3-11

3 (3) We are the true circumcision, we who offer worship by the Spirit of God and rejoice with confidence in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—(4) although I certainly have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks that he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more reason. (5) I was circumcised on the eighth day, I come from the nation of Israel, I am of the tribe of Benjamin, I am a pure Hebrew, with regard to the law, I was a Pharisee. (6) As far as zeal is concerned, I persecuted the church. With regard to the righteousness that a man can attain by the law, I had become blameless.

(7) However, whatever things were gain to me, these things I now regard as loss on account of Christ. (8) But much more than that, I regard all things as loss on account of the all-surpassing value of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom I have suffered the loss of all things. Indeed, I regard all such things as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ, (9) and be found in him—not having my own righteousness that is derived from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness that is from God received by faith—(10) so that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death, (11) that I may in some way attain the resurrection from the dead.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.