Friday, July 31, 2009

When Profit Becomes Loss

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the Apostle Paul's teachings on profit and loss. As an accountant, Philippians 3 is written in terms I can easily understand, although this particular part of the Apostle's letter to the believers in Philippi had me a bit bewildered. He says, "Whatever was profit I now consider a loss ..." How does something that is a profit be considered a loss. I mean, if you made a $10,000 profit, isn't that a profit? How can it be considered a loss? The next word provides the clue and helped illuminate several of Jesus' teachings in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

To be continued . . .

[For further reading: Paul's letter to the Philippians, Chapter 3.]
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