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What Is the World to Me (477)

What Is the World to Me (477)

 

Philippians 3:7-9      

7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ-the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.

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1. Read Philippians 3:7-9. How did Paul compare his blessing of faith in Christ as his Savior with anything else (v. 8)?

What Is the World to Me (477)

What is the world to me

   With all its vaunted pleasure

When You, and You alone,

   Lord Jesus, are my treasure!

You only, dearest Lord,

   My soul’s delight shall be;

You are my peace, my rest.

   What is the world to me!

The world seeks to be praised

   And honored by the mighty

Yet never once reflects

   That they are frail and flighty.

But what I truly prize

   Above all things is He,

My Jesus, He alone.

   What is the world to me!

The world seeks after wealth

 And all that mammon offers

Yet never is content

   Though gold should fill its coffers.

I have a higher good,

   Content with it I’ll be:

My Jesus is my wealth.

   What is the world to me!

What is the world to me!

   My Jesus is my treasure,

My life, my health, my wealth,

   My friend, my love, my pleasure,

My joy, my crown, my all,

   My bliss eternally.

Once more, then, I declare:

   What is the world to me!