Over the years I’ve had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with quite a few astute, very successful business people. I can tell you, they watch their “profit and loss statements” like a hawk! Everything… I mean EVERYTHING they do – every decision they make regarding their business is determined by what they see there!
Apostle Paul had his own “profit and loss statement” … This is what he said: “We worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh! … Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord! For His sake… I count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own…but that which comes through faith in Christ!” (from Philippians 3:3-9 ESV)
I want that to be my personal spiritual “profit and loss statement” as well – my life aspiration – the “bottom line” in everything in my life!