7But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead
This is a clear choice. Choose attainment of the resurrection from the dead, choose life and to live forever like Jesus, or choose worldly concerns like profit.
And Paul seems to acknowledge that in following the path of “Knowing” Jesus, you may be at odds with man’s laws. He writes that he doesn’t have righteousness that comes from the law, his righteousness is in his faith.