That I May Win Christ

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Paul's desire was expressed in these words: "That I may win Christ." Was he not already a believer? Yes, but he looks on to the time when he should be with Him, and enjoy His presence in glory with Him. "Not having mine own righteousness," etc. A strange expression from one who, "touching the righteousness which is in the law," was "blameless." But this was of his own working out. All he wanted now was Christ. "The power of His resurrection." The religion of today starts with the incarnation—Paul, with His death, with the resurrection glory of the One who has passed out of this scene altogether. "If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of [rather, from] the dead." He looked through the long vista to the time when he should be in his glorified body with Him; that is what he means by winning Christ.