I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ
and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.
References for Philippians 3:9
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death,
so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!