1 Corinthians 2:2; Philippians 3:3; Philippians 3:7–8

For I decided to know nothing among you except zJesus Christ and him crucified.

For owe are the circumcision, pwho worship qby the Spirit of God1 and rglory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh

But awhatever gain I had, bI counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of cthe surpassing worth of dknowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I ehave suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ