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.