Archive | June 2022

Philippians 3:9

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Philippians 3:9 NASB

Righteousness in the law is to adhere to the law in obedience. Paul was righteous in adhering to the law being a staunch Pharisee, zealous for keeping the law even to the point of persecuting those who followed Jesus.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Philippians 3:6 NASB
and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
Galatians 1:14‭ NASB
but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Galatians 1:23 NASB
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
Romans 9:30‭-‬32 NASB

Holy God, I bow in reverence to Your perfect righteousness. Forgive me for thinking and trying to earn Your righteousness by works.
Father, You sent Your only Son, Jesus, who knew no sin to be sin on my behalf, so that I can become Your righteousness, the righteousness of God, in Christ. It is by Your doing, Father, that I am in Christ Jesus, who became to me my wisdom and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. How can I possibly thank You enough for my having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of You, God? Bless me Lord, I pray, by satisfying my hunger and thirst for righteousness found only in Jesus Christ, my righteousness. My Redeemer. This I ask in the righteous name of Jesus, my righteousness. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:21/1 Corinthians 1:30/Philippians 1:11/Matthew 5:6 NASB

🌹If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:10 NASB
for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:10 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
Philippians 3:8 NASB

With all praise and glory I lift up my hands to You Jesus, my Redeemer, Savior, Lord. Thank You for the privilege to know You; for Your word is where I reap the essence of who You are and grow in knowledge and wisdom of my glorious God who loves me.
Lord, as You said, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;” I pray if I boast of anything, that I boast that I understand and know You, that You are the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for You delight in these things.”
God grant me Your grace and may peace be multiplied to me in the knowledge of You, Father, and of Jesus my Lord; seeing that Your divine power has granted to me everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of You who called me by Your own glory and excellence. God I long to know You deeply and sincerely. In all wisdom and insight You made known to me the mystery of Your will, according to Your kind intention which You, Father, purposed in Jesus who is given as a pledge of my inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
God of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of glory,  give to me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. I pray that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened, so that I will know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power toward me who believes. These requests I pray in the name and to the glory of Jesus Christ, amen.
Jeremiah 9:23‭-‬24/2 Peter 1:2-3/Ephesians 1:8‭-‬9‭, ‬14‭, ‬17‭-‬19a NASB

🌹This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:7

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
Philippians 3:7 NASB

God of overwhelming magnitude. With You eminate joy, peace, contentment, eternity, relevance, life, meaning, love, worth, my very soul. I choose You to follow, love and put You, Lord Jesus, above all others and myself. I deny myself before You and take up my cross and follow as Your disciple. My life has been crucified in You. All that I am is Yours. All that I have is Yours. I have calculated the cost Lord and I choose You!!! For Your sake, Lord Jesus, I give You my life. My life is in You. I surrender all in Jesus name, amen.
Luke 14:26‭-‬28‭, ‬33/Matthew 10:37‭-‬39/Matthew 16:24-25/Mark 8:34-35/Luke 9:23-24

🌹For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:26 NASB
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mark 8:36-‬37 NASB
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
Luke 9:25 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:4-6

although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. Philippians 3:4‭-‬6 NASB 

Paul, a zealous Jew for the law. He had all the qualifications for a perfect Jew. He lived up to the qualifications of the flesh, the confidence of man. 

Jesus, perfect example of righteousness, the blameless perfect God who came to earth, not only to offer eternal salvation but to also be the perfect example of righteous living. To You be praise, honor and glory. God, in my walk with You, I pray that I put no confidence in the flesh, in myself. My confidence is in You alone. 

Lord, as I look to other brothers and sisters who abide in You, I pray I recognize no one by what they are in the flesh. Even though You were known, Jesus, according to the flesh, yet now You are known in this way no longer. 

For we who are in Christ, are a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Praise and thankfulness to You, God, for all these things are from You, who reconciled us to Yourself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. God, I pray we, the church, Your church, surrender all confidence we have in the flesh and walk in the power of Christ, our perfect example, as we continue the work of reconciliation through the power of Christ, in whose name I pray, amen.

2 Corinthians 5:16‭-‬18 NASB

🌹Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:2b-3

beware of the false circumcision, for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Philippians 3:2b – 3 NASB

Glory to Your name O God!! You are worthy of my praise and worship in the Spirit and glory of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Your love, Father, brought the true circumcision, through the sacrifice of the Son, and the circumcision of the heart by the Holy Spirit.
God, create in me a person who does not seek the praise of man, putting no confidence in the flesh, but seek Your praise alone. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Romans 2:29/Galatians 6:15 NASB

🌹Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Galatians 5:24‭-‬25 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:2a

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers,
Philippians 3:2a NASB

God, my protector, my stronghold, praise and glory to Your name. I thank You for Your words of warning that can steer me away from trouble when I listen and obey.
Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
And there are some who disguise themselves as belonging to Christ but are false disciples, deceitful workers. God, I ask for discernment so that I may be protected from those who deceive. I pray I learn Your word well that false words and actions are recognizable.
And Lord I pray Your church will not bite or devour one another, taking care not to be consumed by one another.
Jesus, You were surrounded by dogs; a band of evildoers encompassed You; they pierced Your hands and feet. Jesus, by Your sacrifice my soul is delivered from the sword, my life from the power of the dog. I am eternally grateful for my salvation. Thank You, Jesus in whose name I pray, amen.
Revelation 22:15/2 Corinthians 11:13/Galatians 5:15/Psalms 22:16‭, ‬20 NASB

Is Your soul protected from the dogs? If not, it is time to surrender your soul to the only one who can save you from the dogs.

🌹“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
Revelation 22:16‭-‬17 NASB
Here is a promise if you have surrendered your soul to Jesus Christ:

🌹The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Psalms 121:7‭-‬8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Philippians 3:1 NASB

THE Holy God of all wisdom and knowledge, to You I give praise unto Your name! In You I shall rejoice.
Even in the sacrifice and service of my faith I rejoice. Safeguard Your people Lord and may we never get tired of hearing Your repeated word. I pray we rejoice and share our joy with one another as we work together in the fulfillment of Your word. My Peace. My Joy. My Safeguard. In Your name pray. Amen.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

🌹Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Psalms 119:10‭-‬11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:29-30

Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard; because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me.
Philippians 2:29‭-‬30 NASB

Lord God, we all are in need of You. You equip us to be faithful workers for Your kingdom cause. Working together we can accomplish this. As there are areas of deficiency in all of us, You complete what is deficient in one by equipping another to come alongside. Thank You God for the body of Christ working together, even at the risk of life, for Your kingdom cause.
Lord, I pray for the equipping of Your saints for the work of Christ to the encouragement of the saints and to Your glory. In the name of Jesus, amen.


🌹But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:24 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:25-28

But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need; because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.
Philippians 2:25‭-‬28 NASB

God, You are awesome!! Not only do I have 24 hour access to You but I have brothers and sisters in Christ who also have that same access. Anytime night or day we can come to you and convey our burdens, struggles, fears, needs, joys, praise not only for ourselves but on behalf of others.
God I pray to have a deep concern for Your church and for those who are led into sin, to keep them in my prayers.
What a true gift was given us of the Holy Spirit who also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Blessed are You, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by You. Praise to You for the fulltime access we have available through prayer on behalf of others. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 8:26‭-‬27/2 Corinthians 11:28‭-‬29/2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NASB

🌹Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you;
1 Samuel 12:23a NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:22-24

But you know of his proven worth, that he (Timothy) served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father. Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me; and I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
Philippians 2:22‭-‬24 NASB

God, Holy, Holy, Holy are You. You are faithful, loving, kind, giving. You are truth and righteousness. Lord, You have a good reputation and we who know You speak well of You for the furtherance of the gospel.
As Paul commends Timothy to the Philippians, I pray that I would be found with a reputation of walking in integrity, my mouth a fountain of righteousness, my name known as one who brings You honor, glory and respect to Your name O God. May I be found in You all the days of my life trusting, obeying and professing You, Lord God, to Your joy and perfect will. Amen.
Proverbs 10:7‭, ‬9‭, ‬11 NASB

🌹A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
Proverbs 22:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon