By James Brown Jr.
“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”1
As we begin the year 2017, it is important that we forget what is behind us and reach toward the things that are before us by pressing toward the mark of the high calling of Jesus Christ. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, this is what Paul instructs the Church in his epistle to the Philippians (Philippians 3:13-14)
Paul notes it is important to move beyond our shortcomings with the resolve to press on to achieve the goal. In order to accomplish this we must forget the past and focus upon the things in front of us.