By Kenny Tibbetts

   “. . . that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13-14


  1. According to Paul, is the best behind you or in front of you?
  1. Why is it so easy to allow our past to keep us from looking toward the future?
  1. What is the one thing in your past that you need to “forget” as Paul did in order to strain forward to what lies ahead?

   Underline the actions Paul takes in the above passage.

   Ask God to help you to focus on the future He has for you. Pray you would know Christ more completely, that you would, like Paul, make it your own as Christ has made you His own.

Bible Reading Plan - Day 174

Matt 26:14-46

Ps 130–131

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