Texts We Love to Misuse-Forgetting What Is Behind

October 12, 2019

We love this text! After all, we’ve all made a bunch of mistakes, and who wants to look back and dredge up all that pain? Some may even use this text to be a bit cavalier about moral failures…got to move on, don’t dwell on the past, let bygones be bygones.  As soldiers in the Lord’s army, we just press on, straining for what is ahead. Paul had enough mistakes in his past, at one time even a persecutor of followers of Jesus. He watched the coats while Stephen was stoned. He was a self-righteous Pharisee! We will dig in to see what Paul is really saying.