Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
Let us take a look at the surrounding scriptures in Philippians. Paul says to us to strive for the goal. But at how he says we are to strive,
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.
First in verse 12 we must understand that Jesus Christ laid hold of you for a purpose. Therefore we must press on until we attain it. We are not yet perfected and thus we must strive everyday to do what Jesus laid hold of us for. In verse 13 Paul says I forget about the junk of the past and I press forward. Let me ask you this, do you talk more about who you used to be or more about who Jesus Christ has made you? Do you talk more about the things you used to do or more about the things Jesus is empowering you to do? Let go of the past and look to the future, look to what Jesus Christ is doing in you today. Let's bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by focusing on who we are today and what He does in us today! Jesus is calling, press on towards that goal. How do we do that you ask? Well, Paul answers it very clearly, we press on the same way we came to Jesus Christ, he says let us walk by the same rule. What rule, the rule that bought you with His cleansing blood. The rule of surrender. Surrender today and tomorrow and the next day and everyday. When we do this, one day we attain the glory that today we can only imagine. Let us do this today! Don't you just love the Word of God! Our Jesus is Awesome!
Brother Big Daddy
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