Paul had left behind the pursuit of attempting to earn God’s favor and now is resting in Jesus’ work, not on his own morality or good words. He’s now a recipient of the promises of God. The gift of the forgiveness of sin and a right standing with God made him anything but complacent. It wasn’t a sedative but a stimulant in his life. God had done a good work in Paul’s life (1:6) and Paul was impassioned to pursue Jesus all the more.
The question is… are you?
Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16