(Read Philippians Chapter 3)
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14 NIV)
Morning family, Here we are in Philippians chapter three. Paul is encouraging the Philippians to not put confidence in themselves or any knowledge that they have but to put their confidence in Christ.
We can live a thousand years and study the bible everyday of that thousand years we still would not obtain all that there is to obtain. Why? Because God is limitless and if God is limitless then His word is limitless. Paul in all his knowledge and credentials, knowing God's law to the finest detail said himself that he has not arrived. It does not matter who you are if you are here on this earth and still have breath in your body, you have not arrived! I have not arrived, I have much to learn and grow. The pastor with all the awards, degrees, certifications and ordinations has not arrived. Our bishops and pastors are still learning they are humans just like us. That is why it is all the more important, we spent personal time with God and study His word on our own! So that we won't be led astray! Yes, you completed kindergarten through twelfth grade, plus 4 or more years of college. That is great, but you have not arrived.
Our goal is to be like Christ, Well lets keep studying because Christ is Perfect and perfection is not and will not be obtained here in this earth. The day we arrive, we won't be here. So if you are still sucking air into your lungs on this day keep studying, keep seeking, keep desiring to know God more and be a student of His word. You Have Not Arrived! We Are All Still Students!
Much Love & God Bless
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Song to Listen to: Kari Jobe Featuring Rick Pino (Throneroom Worship)- Communion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdi1D_YS7Jk