Psalm 119 – Part 2
July 13, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 3A
July 15, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 2
July 13, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 3A
July 15, 2013

Philippians Favorites – 3:13, 14

I-40 between Nashville and Memphis Tennessee 2013

I-40 between Nashville and Memphis Tennessee 2013

“13 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, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

This profound statement, if we will apply to our lives, will change the course of our mental and emotional thinking.

Paul said he hadn’t learned everything yet. Compared to what God knows, our knowledge is miniscule. In fact, the more we know, the more we know there is more to know. Every time I pick up the Word, I learn something more. I remember not too long ago I learned that God so loved me. Just adding that one word and the meaning explodes.

To apprehend means literally to “take down.” I think of it as taking down notes in my study. It has the idea of perceiving, attaining to, to cease or possess. We don’t have it all yet. God is offering it; we must take it.

And all the stuff in the past can keep you from moving on into your future free from all the stuff that went on in your past. Forget the past. Don’t take notice of it. Don’t let the bad things pull you down. This doesn’t mean we should forget the good things, or the good people who we knew and loved. The caution, of course, is not to let even that keep you from moving on with the continuing revelation of the Lord. Don’t camp back on the good ol’ days.

Keep pushing on. Reach forth. That means to stretch out for those things which are ahead of you. You might say, to stretch yourself out of the old rut and move into things that are a stretch for you. Press forward.

Move on to the prize. The prize is not the “high calling.” It’s God’s high calling that presses you forward. You are in a race and the prize is in sight. Pressing to finish the race. Don’t let anything hold you back. Put on your best track shoes and run.