“I see all the people, wasting all their time. Building up their riches, for a life that’s fine. But Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord. Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord.”
The song, “Nothing Compares,” was written in 2001 by Third Day. The words seem simple enough at first glance, but proclaim deep, life-changing truths. The impact of the words should prompt us to look at our reflection in the mirror and ask if we can say the same thing. Does nothing compare to the greatness of knowing our Lord? That’s the way it should be…
Philippians 3 and 4 tells us there is no reason for us to have confidence in our flesh. Paul expounds on this idea more when he says, “whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.” He goes on to say, “What is more, I consider EVERYTHING a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…”
Paul is saying that everything that he used to chase, all the earthly things, or treasures, is garbage compared to knowing the Lord. That’s a bold statement.
My hope for us today is that we can look at our lives and say the same—nothing compares to the greatness of knowing you, Lord.