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The Apostle Paul is not perfect and never claims to be but says he does one thing that we should imitate: forget what is behind, strain toward what lies ahead, press toward the mark. There is no backwards to the Christian walk. Sometimes it feels like running a race, other times it feels like going uphill into the wind. Press on. There are enemies of Christ but we are citizens of heaven.
The title kind of says it all. As we begin Philippians 3, Paul considered everything he had gained as loss, equating it all to garbage compared to the value of righteousness and eternal life in Christ Jesus.
“Work out your own salvation” doesn’t mean you need to figure it out yourself. Paul is writing to believers who already have the Holy Spirit inside of them. It is God who works through us. So keeping doing that; searching for God’s will, doing his works that please him, and shining light into this dark world so that others may find him too.
Paul’s directions are clear in Philippians 2: Have the same mind as Christ. That sets the bar pretty high. Striving together in one faith, serving others in humility, acting in one accord are all secondary to thinking and acting like Jesus. He humbled himself so that God could lift him up. The goal for believers: do the same.