(Philpot, "The Loss of All Things for Christ's Sake")
"But whatever was to my profit I now consider
loss for the sake of Christ." Philippians 3:7
This includes the loss . . .
of all your fancied holiness,
of all your vaunted strength,
of all your natural or acquired wisdom,
of all your boasted knowledge;
in a word, of everything in creature religion of which
the heart is proud, and in which it takes delight.
All, all must be counted loss for Christ's sake—all,
all must be sacrificed to His bleeding, dying love.
Our dearest joys,
our fondest hopes,
our most cherished idols,
must all sink and give way to the grace,
blood, and love of an incarnate God.