And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
To be excited about this verse of scripture you must first have some revelation in the knowledge of God. This scripture reveals to us that God was manifest in the flesh. Oh, what joy and gratitude that scripture stirs within my heart. God was manifest in the flesh, Hallelujah!
Do we realize what an awesome wonder that was? God, the creator of all things came to earth and manifest Himself to His creation. Oh what a joy to think on. The Alpha and the Omega, the great I AM, God Himself standing in our midst, oh what an awesome privilege.
When we take time to meditate on the wonders of His person and allow God through His Word and by His Spirit to reveal greater dimensions and depths of Himself to us our hearts will leap for joy in remembrance of what He has done and continues to do for us.
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One).
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