Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 13-14
Kangaroos and emus, have something in common – they seldom move backward, Kangaroos, because of the shape of their body and the length of their strong tail, can bounce along with forward movement, bur they cannot shift easily in reverse. Emus can run fast on their strong legs, but the joints in their knees seem to make backward movement difficult.
The apostle Paul call for similar approach to the life of faith in his letter to the Philippians. Whie it is wise to learn from the past, we shouldn’t live in the past. We cannot redo or undo the past, but by God’s grace we can press forward and serve God faithfully today and in the future.
From Our Daily Bread;