A True Balance
Topic: Philippians Passage: Philippians 3:4–3:9
The third chapter of Philippians says that Paul has learned to count all human effort as loss that he might win Christ. To state the truths, he uses a figure of a balance sheet, showing assets and liabilities. He says that he has learned to reckon all the assets he had earned before he knew Christ as liabilities and to enter into his new column of assets the name of Jesus Christ alone.
We must realize that human righteousness is nothing when measured against the righteousness of God revealed in Jesus Christ and that God is right to insist upon “His” standards.
• Human righteousness is worthless
• True assets
• Your balance sheet
• Whose righteousness anyway?
1. Two righteousness’s
2. All are condemned
a. They devise their own standards
b. Their hearts are darkened
c. Their wisdom becomes foolishness