Human propensity is towards religiosity and not the gospel. Religion functions on legal equation: obedience brings about God’s acceptance, a prospect that results in people feeling like they can never do enough to gain God’s approval and always fall short. The gospel reverses human machinations about our individual efforts and places the emphasis on what Christ has done for us. Changing your mindset about religion and religiosity is life changing. Paul, in this passage, has a powerful message about religiosity that will set you free. Religion brings bondage, but Jesus brings joy and gives us humble confidence, having gained Christ as we abide in his righteousness.


Philippians 3:1-11