Philippians 3.8 observes all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
What do we consider assets?
I supposed context determines that answer. If speaking to our insurance agent then it would be most of our physical property. If talking to our doctor who just told us we had terminal cancer it would probably be our family.
When would the answer be God?
On our death bed? For most of us that is probably how we view our spiritual lives: somewhere in the background but not particularly relevant to our daily lives.
This was not the Apostle Paul’s perspective nor was it for Jesus and neither was it for any of the great saints whether recorded or not recorded in the Bible.
Those who have sacrificed most for God have always considered God their greatest asset.
These people live from the perspective of eternal reward. They ask themselves what will pay dividends one million years from now rather than just in twenty years from now.
God will reward for all eternity that which is eternal. The only two things He mentions as eternal are the souls of people and His word.
How can we see God as a greater asset in our life?
First, by getting to know Him better. He is not our greatest asses because He is not our first love.
Second, by doing more for Him. The more we invest of our time, talent and treasure on the things that matter most to God the more we will seek eternal return on investment.
It was Jesus Who said where our treasure is there will our hearts be also – treasure first then our heart.
What will it take for us to consider everything in our lives compared to Christ a liability because He is such a beloved asset?