With 2021 in the rearview mirror, and with all the choices, possibilities, and decisions before us for 2022, what should we do? What should we think? What about just one thing?
The Apostle Paul exhorts them to follow His example and do “one thing…” and that is to “know Christ, gain Christ, be found in Christ.” To put it another way – Paul presses on to know Christ – he is pursuing Jesus, and so should we.
What we learn here is that knowing Jesus, gaining Jesus is super wealth. Nothing is more valuable than knowing Jesus Christ. But to know Christ, to pursue Christ, we must learn to forget some things, to reject some things as we strain forward in pursuit of Him. We forget the failures of our sin, and we do not spend our time reminiscing about the fruit of the past.
We will never make forward progress looking over our shoulders. And we also learn that we must humbly admit we’ve not yet arrived. Even the Apostle Paul humbly admitted that he had yet to lay hold of that which Christ Jesus had laid hold of him.
Scripture: Philippians 3:4-16; 2 Corinthians 5:21