by James Smith
"Paul’s Seven Wishes" 1856
"I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings — becoming like him in His death!" Philippians 3:10
Paul’s next all-absorbing desire was to be CONFORMED to Christ! It was not enough to know Christ, to win Christ, to magnify Christ, or to be in Christ; Paul wishes to be LIKE Christ! He would . . . breathe His spirit, exhibit His temper, copy His example, and be just like Christ!
He desired to be . . . like Christ in poverty, like Christ in suffering, like Christ in death itself!
Paul desired to be exactly like Jesus!