But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.…
Earthly good —
I. BRINGS NO PEACE, Christ does.
II. CAN GIVE NO SATISFACTION, Christ can.
III. LOSES ITS POWER TO GRATIFY, Christ never.
IV. IS ATTENDED WITH CARE AND TROUBLE. Christ is full of consolation.
V. AT BEST OF THE EARTH EARTHLY. Christ opens heaven.
VI. HAS ITS LIMIT. In Christ all fulness dwells.
VII. MUST HAVE ITS PERIOD. Christ lives forever.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.