DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
THEME: MORE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
WORDS OF HOPE:
The exact time and place Paul wrote this epistle are not certain. It is, thus, a bit difficult to know at what chronological point in his life he wrote. Despite this, it is quite clear that Paul was a mature Christian, a giant at that, as of the time he wrote this epistle. That notwithstanding, he knew he had not arrived in his quest to know the Lord. He knew, regardless of how far he had gone in his Christian life and apostleship, there was more that lay ahead of him. So, he strove for more of Christ. What was his attitude?
• He knew he had not arrived
• He forgot the things that were behind him
• He reached forth and pressed forward
Today, we are also being encouraged to strive to know God the more. If Paul, at this point in his life, did not think he had had it all, never should we. If he did not think he knew God enough, never should we. There is a higher calling in Christ, there are deeper depths in God. Not even eternity will be long enough to allow us know Him fully…there will forever be more room.
• Pray that you will not be complacent in your quest to know God.
• Pray that you will press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Lord Jesus, may we not be complacent in our quest to know You. May the pursuit of You be our life-long engagement. Thank you for an answered prayer. Amen 🙏🏽