Philippians: Jesus Our Joy – Philippians 3:12-16 – by Pastor Rudy Dolloso Jr. – Sunday, 04/18/2010
Paul’s pursuit was not just one of many things in his life. It was not a factor in just one part of a tightly compartmentalized life. No, it was his life, all of it. There was only one thing he did, and that was to seek after knowing Christ. Everything else in his life was determined by whether or not it would help him meet that goal and gain that prize. How different was Paul’s life from the fragmented, compartmentalized, privatized life typical of so many American believers.
Pursue Christ with the maximum exertion of every fiber of your being. Go hard after him. Strain forward.
And so, brothers and sisters, I urge you, I plead with you, for the sake of your own joy and for the honor and glory of God, be like Paul. Pursue the discontented Christian life. Cultivate holy discontentment. Cultivate holy zeal for more of Christ.