)The racer as runnerProfessor Eadie.The picture is that of a racer in his agony of struggle and hope. (1) Such recognition is the condition of all progress. (3) Cowards, who say we cannot conquer all sin, and, therefore, we need not aim at it.5. A. )The memory of past sorrows not to obliterate the appreciation of present merciesM. Macmillan, LL. There are things before him.1. He lived only to sweep, as with a roused tempest, over all the AEolian sympathies of the human heart. And it was with a sore wrench that St. Paul tore himself away from all his former cherished associations.5. Oh, let us remember that hate is transitory, is temporal, like the sear on the bark of a tree; but love, goodwill, is eternal, like the grey old firmament, which, old as it is, was never younger than it is today. And many of us simply keep on doing the narrow round of things that we fancy we can do well, or have always been in the way of doing, like barrel organs, grinding our poor little set of tunes, without any notion of the great sea of music that stretches all round about us, and which is not pegged out upon our cylinders at all.(A. Maclaren, D. D.There may have been floating in the apostle's mind, combined with the image of the racer, some remembrance of the old story in the Book of Genesis about Lot's wife. When means become ends, they encase us with a hard covering impervious to the tender influences of heaven. Among those who travel constantly on foot, have you ever observed any who run? Death.5. It is essential to do everything in order, and only grasp that which is within the reach of your arm; for otherwise you give yourself useless trouble. Heaven's real prize is Christ Himself, and so Paul's aspiration was, "That I may win Christ and be found in Him."(P. )Paul reached forth to the things before.I. It is this from which man has to be saved.2. PAUL PRESSED EVEN TOWARD A DEFINITE WORK. But brooding is no more to be encouraged than boasting. His life was in the stars. W. Robertson, M. They are formed in spring, and grow during the whole summer, though very slowly, owing to the diversion of the sap from them to the foliage, behind which they are hid. FROM THE END FOR WHICH THE CHANGE IS PRODUCED. Oh, let us remember that hate is transitory, is temporal, like the sear on the bark of a tree; but love, goodwill, is eternal, like the grey old firmament, which, old as it is, was never younger than it is today. "I find," said he, "that when I exceed half an hour I am always doing mischief to my client; if I drive into the heads of the jury unimportant matter, I drive out matter more important which I had previously lodged there. Is the Christian a pilgrim? D. Hoge, D. D.Paul could not have meant that he literally forgot the past, for had he done so, both present and future would have been alike useless to him. the philosopher from the savage? The peace that we trust in will vanish in sorrow. Budgett.The famous De Witt, one of the greatest statesmen of his age, being asked how he was able to dispatch the multitude of affairs in which he was engaged, replied that his" whole art consisted in doing one thing at a time.(S. The far, high, gathering point, high enough to sustain life, is only one — the glory of God. If the aim of life were to do something, then, as in an earthly business, except in doing this one thing the business would he at a standstill. —I. (3) None the less does the old barbarian strain come to the surface. That’s what we’re trying to figure out, isn’t it. The condition in which every believer should be found is that of progress. If you are troubled with wandering thoughts in prayer or in Church, it is because your outer life is not concentrated. The people we have left. The far, high, gathering point, high enough to sustain life, is only one — the glory of God. The earth yields him enough to eat, but he will not live by bread alone; he must eat bread enough to bring with it a better provided life; so he contrives steam ploughs and threshers to make the arm of the farmer equal to the productive power of the sun and field. As a convert to Christianity he was the same man in singleness and intensity of purpose.4. Forgetting the things which are behind we press forward to the time when "we shall be ever with one another and with the Lord."(M. is it in the increase of knowledge, of science, of art? Out of Christ it is madness to look on. He died to his former self and all its experiences, and lived a new life in Jesus. "Forget the things which are behind." Let us, with eye and hand flung forward, "stretch out towards the things that are before," and imitate that example — not in the fierce whirl of excitement, indeed, but in fixed regard to, and concentrated desire of, the mark and the prize.(A. )The things that are beforeS. "Be ye perfect." The fellowship of the Spirit in all its perfection.5. D.)Progress more than motionPaxton Hood.Progress is the great law of life, but by those even who say so, its principle is not always seen. Is the Christian a pilgrim? (4)You must run cheerfully and speedily.2. 7). That purpose is the Reformation. In this sense the things that are behind are to be forgotten.2. The whole man gathering himself up to a point — oneness of being, body, soul, spirit — the will, judgment, energy in unity. Maclaren, D. D.)Reaching forth to the things which are beforeAll things are prospectiveHomiletic Monthly.The impulse of a river is ever onward. There must be a double leaf fall from the soul as well as from the tree. All the lines of life go up to it. What does it mean? But we must not permit them to obliterate the appreciation of present mercies. (2) But the one sort do not all live where civilization prevails, nor do the others in lands where barbarism is dominant. So is it ever: singleness of aim, oneness of effort — the gathering of thought, feeling, heart, soul, life into one intense absorbing passion — is the secret of all greatness. W. Robertson, M. He takes the world as he finds it, and leaves it as he found it. It means that there is a future and a God. The winds are strong, hut the helm overrules the winds, and turns them to account. Because he felt God had called him to it.3. 2. )Progress inevitable to the ChristianJ. In a season of sorrow we are made more heavenly reminded. A. Paul's mark was the highest that ever loomed up before a human soul.IV. But these means are not to be cherished as if they were the end. Absolute conformity to the Divine character and will as immediately and specifically exhibited in Christ.4. No, God’s victory will last forever and ever. W. Alexander, D. D.)Forget past sorrowsPaxton Hood.A writer tells how years, long years before, he cut the initials of his name in the bark of a tree, and after many years he came and trod through the tasselled grass to the grey old beech tree where he had whittled his boyish name. (2) Said the popes to those who saw a purer Church and truth attainable, "No more beyond, except the fire for those who would disturb our established order." the philosopher from the savage? )The memory of past sorrows not to obliterate the appreciation of present merciesM. A. I. M. Whiton, Ph. When a man thinks of his moral condition, he says, "I am as good as the average of my neighbours." He would be Hastings of Daylesford. "I find," said he, "that when I exceed half an hour I am always doing mischief to my client; if I drive into the heads of the jury unimportant matter, I drive out matter more important which I had previously lodged there. Stop long enough to say, "Thank God for that"; but do not pause to congratulate yourselves, or it may be soon undone. Everything in earth's geology, and everything on earth's surface, point towards a future. Spurgeon. All right-minded men should have their gaze so far on the future that they may hope to become better and have more enthusiasm and patient continuance in well doing. )Singleness of aimConfucius' son once said to him, "I apply myself with diligence to every kind of study, and neglect nothing that could render me clever and ingenious; but still I do not advance." It becomes your special habit, which is all right, but it also tends to become your limit, which is wrong. Another feature in Paul's character. The one are not without remedy, the other not perfect. Wadsworth.Paul's experience teaches us that one unmutilated and entire idea is as much as a man can entertain in his soul, or actualize in his lifetime. These things get behind, they pertain to the past, and are of it. There are branches to spring from the ever-growing trees that have not yet even budded. Maclaren, D. D.What a noble thing any life becomes that has driven through it the strength of a uniting single purpose, like a strong shaft of iron bolting together the two tottering walls, of some old building!(A. There were many things by which his spiritual life was nourished and guarded — which had to be blotted out if he would go on to perfection. All unimproveable life must sooner or later run out. And such an exhortation is still greatly needed.1. )The nobility of a single aimA. Vaughan, M. But all these natural qualifications of the man belonged to the winter or unregenerate state of his soul; were winter leaves that hid and confined the germ of spiritual life.2. H. H. He does not think of the furlongs that he has passed, he heeds not the nature of the ground over which he runs. The great reproach of Christianity is its passive content with an average morality, and a life devoid of aspiration to higher levels — in a word, its spiritual barbarism, stagnant, supine, and poor in power. Forgetfulness of what is behind is an essential element in the progress of every believer. "Forget the things which are behind." To insure success, all dead weights must be thrown off, all unnecessary hindrances avoided, all entangling alliances sacrificed, and "the sins which do so easily beset" or hinder us, put away.(G. Thoughts fly on wings toward the tomorrow. (1) They are apt to become food for complacency and every vain confidence. And as that ship pursues her bent and often homeward course, it is an emblem to you every day you look at it, of the condition of the life of that man who has had the grace given him to say, "This one thing I do." (J M. Whiton, Ph. )The great prizeG. Sermons. Away he went with his manuscripts, and prayed and laboured, and produced a work — the Latin — which will last as long as the world stands; on the whole, a most wonderful translation of Holy Scripture.(C. —I. All unimproveable life must sooner or later run out. Martin., D. King, LL. The bird must forget its nest, the seed its husk, the flower its bud. You see him! We can only be cheerful while we forget. If there is no God, no future, let the atheist tell us what the meaning is. This is the language of a man who has laid aside forever the doubt of his acceptance with God, of Christ's ability to save, of his Master's constant presence and guiding spirit. How is that noble ideal reached? D.)Spiritual barbarismJ M. Whiton, Ph. This is to stretch forth unto the things before; to have not merely an ideal, but to work out our character, by God's help, more and more into the forms of that ideal.3. Rich young ruler.1. He arrogates no particular saintship. But all these natural qualifications of the man belonged to the winter or unregenerate state of his soul; were winter leaves that hid and confined the germ of spiritual life.2. Such is the true life of the spirit conformed to the Divine law of progress — not a drift, but a race; not a dream, but a study; not self-contentment, but self-criticism and self-improvement, with the eye on the Divine model, and constantly saying to itself, "This one thing I do."(J. In the trees of warm climates the buds have no winter leaves or protective scales, being simply formed of the ordinary leaves rolled up; consequently they expand in growth without losing anything. He not only never repented these sacrifices, he forgot them. His spiritual life from the beginning to the end was a series of fresh beginnings. (2) Have we done imperfectly or ill in the past? There were many things by which his spiritual life was nourished and guarded — which had to be blotted out if he would go on to perfection. In no other way than Paul won it.1. Yet what does the "all" amount to.3. Paul did not perplex himself with questions as to the meaning of life, or use of it. Nor would it be well if it could. We must follow out his figure. The former stands for "being made conformable unto Christ's death," the latter for "attaining the resurrection;" or the mark is likeness to Christ, and the prize whatsoever glory and felicity God shall give besides.2. What have we to do with things past? Many in answer to Christ's call say, "Suffer me first to — ." His spiritual life from the beginning to the end was a series of fresh beginnings. There are things before him.1. The exhibition of new phases of character is before him. HOW THE GREAT PRIZE IS TO BE WON. (2) So with all the work we have done. Ecclesiastes 1:5). Macmillan, LL. And when the great crisis of his life came — the spring time of his conversion, a light exceeding the brightness of the noonday sun shone upon him; and in this warm genial atmosphere of grace, the germ of spiritual life unfolded itself within, and burst its wrappings. "Forgetting," etc.1. This is the language of a man who has laid aside forever the doubt of his acceptance with God, of Christ's ability to save, of his Master's constant presence and guiding spirit. Why should you carry about parched corn when you dwell among fields white unto harvest? Guilt contracted; time lost; work undone; salvation neglected; resolutions broken; convictions stifled — all this and much more may be behind. The great reproach of Christianity is its passive content with an average morality, and a life devoid of aspiration to higher levels — in a word, its spiritual barbarism, stagnant, supine, and poor in power. It is amazing how soon when we cease to forget the things that are behind, and remain stationary we degenerate. A man may determine to have nothing to do with anything not essentially religious.2. And then, lest knowledge should puff up, there should follow self-discipline, meek endurance, fervent piety towards God, and charity to men.II. The means and the end will be one and the same. In our conversion we must separate ourselves from the associations of our unregenerate state, and count those things that were gain to us, loss, so that we may be found in Christ. Paul had too much common sense and manliness, and moreover had a real work to do.2. This advice goes dead against much "experimental" Christianity; but it is wise for all that. (3) There are two ideas in that notion of perfection. Some of you did once live for another object — pleasure, self, sin. Not mere deliverance from future misery. )Forgetting the things that are behindThings pastProfessor Hollard.I.VICTORIES.II.ERRORS.III.SINS.IV.JOYS.V.GRIEFS. All men have not great talents: but all men may have great industry, and as talents are useless without diligence, one talent improved by honest labour will make a greater man than ten that rust unused.3. (Archdeacon Farrar. Maclaren, D. D.There may have been floating in the apostle's mind, combined with the image of the racer, some remembrance of the old story in the Book of Genesis about Lot's wife. We must follow out his figure. There is a circular movement in which all motions turn on themselves, and return to the point from whence they first set out, and then there is an onward movement, as when the whole system is borne upward into infinite space. 4. Maclaren, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:14 NIVPhilippians 3:14 NLTPhilippians 3:14 ESVPhilippians 3:14 NASBPhilippians 3:14 KJVPhilippians 3:14 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:14 ParallelPhilippians 3:14 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:14 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:14 French BiblePhilippians 3:14 German BiblePhilippians 3:14 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)That he forgot the sins he had committed.2. He has a purpose that Augustine monk. Of what avail, to such a mariner, is even distinct view of some distant point long since swept by, when his vessel is approaching some perilous pass, or passing through some vast and foaming estuary into the deep sea. "Omit some of your pursuits," replied Confucius, "and you will get on better. In whatever respect we feel that we are offenders against the law of Divine perfection revealed in Christ let us be more active. Every temptation to evil temper which can assail us today will be an opportunity to decide the question whether we shall gain the calmness and the rest of Christ, or whether we shall be tossed by the restlessness and agitation of the world. A bold utterance of our trust in Jesus is an excellent remedy for unbelieving fears. So said the English kings of the seventeenth century to the uprising spirit of liberty. 2. Vaughan, M. A.The secret of all moral force, of all spiritual success, of all reality, is concentration. It is foolish to dwell in idle regrets, for thus we neglect the duty of to-day in lamenting the neglect of yesterday's duty! As soon as you begin to dwell with self-complacency on the past you lose your ideal of duty, and your right sense of the claims of the future and the present. If you would live a braced life everywhere you would find fixedness of thought in your devotions.(J. It is not necessary that we should have any great work to do, although we have all such work in the improvement of our own characters, and in making life sweet around us.3. (2) But the one sort do not all live where civilization prevails, nor do the others in lands where barbarism is dominant. WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS WHICH PAUL LEFT BEHIND AND FORGOT.1. Demosthenes was the prince of all earth's orators, not because God gave him a splendid voice, and exquisite grace of motion, but because eloquence was his one idea. All sorts of backward looking are a positive weakness and impediment to a man in running a race. Absolute assurance of forgiveness.3. But whatever they are, they are as nothing compared with what is before; and inasmuch as they are all of grace, we have nothing to glory of.5. He replied that he took care to press home the one principal point of the case without paying much regard to the others. Experience teaches me my limits." Victories achieved; temptations resisted elated Samson to his hurt. The apostle is not leaving, he is forgetting the things behind; he is not merely looking, he is reaching forth unto the things before; not only does he run, he presses toward the mark; nor was he occupied, weakened, or delayed by a variety of pursuits — "This one thing I do. The unrest born of the contrast between these two marks man off from the happy contentment of the brutes beneath him, and the happy peacefulness of the angels of God. So the scars of the heart heal over; and, indeed, however sorrowful and bitter a man's experiences, he must be a woeful and a miserable man who, in this world of great interests, can find nothing to talk of but his own griefs, the neglect he has received, the extortions and vexations by which he has suffered. How then about the far more important thing? Of what avail, to such a mariner, is even distinct view of some distant point long since swept by, when his vessel is approaching some perilous pass, or passing through some vast and foaming estuary into the deep sea. King, LL. Be the past and future what they may, I cannot reach the one nor forget the other except by setting myself with all my might to present duties and by reducing all duties to various forms of one life purpose.2. Millions have who are before the throne, and we shall too by God's good help.IV. He talks about everything, aims to excel in many things; but I have learned that if I ever make a breach, I must play my guns continually on one point. But brooding is no more to be encouraged than boasting. That purpose is the Reformation. Were we to forget past knowledge, ours would be the ignorance of infancy; if past experiences were obliterated, our imbecility would be that of idiocy. The apostle is not leaving, he is forgetting the things behind; he is not merely looking, he is reaching forth unto the things before; not only does he run, he presses toward the mark; nor was he occupied, weakened, or delayed by a variety of pursuits — "This one thing I do. Lot's wife looked back and perished. Chapter 4. Perhaps at this moment you can honestly say, "I have overcome a fierce temper," "I have bestirred a naturally indolent spirit." The attainment with which we are satisfied becomes a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet us lest we be exalted above measure. But we must not permit them to obliterate the appreciation of present mercies. )Singleness of aimConfucius' son once said to him, "I apply myself with diligence to every kind of study, and neglect nothing that could render me clever and ingenious; but still I do not advance." (a)Extirpation of sin;(b)Attainment of the Divine likeness.Sin may be extirpated, and yet the second process may be in its infancy. The purpose to gain it must be single as well as supreme. He died to his former self and all its experiences, and lived a new life in Jesus. There is childhood, youth, manhood in Christian life. “A Hebrew of Hebrews…under the law, blameless…” These were things to live for, to build on. (a)Extirpation of sin;(b)Attainment of the Divine likeness.Sin may be extirpated, and yet the second process may be in its infancy. We are to keep them in the background, and prize the character they have formed for the glory of God, and not for self-complacency. )Pressing forwardA. He in the man, we as the molecules of the man are to be of one mind — "forgetting," etc.II. Falls and failures: no use trying any more.2. As the season advances, the sap gradually ceases to flow to the summer leaves, which therefore ultimately fade and fall from the tree; and the last movements of it, at the end of autumn, are directed towards the buds, in order to prepare them for taking at the proper time the place of the generation of leaves that has just perished. And as the young green leaves within expand in the genial atmosphere, the services of the bud scales, or covering leaves, are no longer needed, and by and by they roll away, and fall one by one from the tree, strewing the ground beneath till it looks like a threshing floor. This will multiply instances of His faithfulness. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness, under the law blameless. We have seen what Paul left behind: LET US NOW COME UP TO THE FRONT AND LOOK INTO THE DISTANCE FOR THE THINGS TOWARDS WHICH PAUL IS RUNNING, AND REACHING AS HE RUNS. The inclusive way, when a man makes a wide circle of engagements converge towards religion.II. D.1. As one exposed to fresh demands on principles and powers of all kinds. Thus every tree has a double leaf fall every year. "Omit some of your pursuits," replied Confucius, "and you will get on better. He also said that he know the secret of being short. Not satisfied with any measure of past attainment, or service, or consecration, but continually reaching forth with ever-growing ardour. Nearly every figure by which Christians are described implies this. Spurgeon.! A. (Homiletic Monthly. Hubbard. Is he a warrior, wrestler, etc.? "I count," as if he had taken stock, made a careful estimate, and had come to a conclusion. Every mineral is not a diamond. is it in the increase of knowledge, of science, of art? Yet there are those who prate of having reached a higher life than this. An increasing ministration to the whole body of Christ.6. All the lines of life go up to it. And this one thing he did — he built. To join the Church is not sufficient, you must contribute to its life.2. Unlike many in our day, who have cast the hope of the future away from them, we have something for which to work — the mark for the prize of the high calling. Forget past attainments. A. Alexander, D. D.If the spark which grace has kindled had been left to itself, or to the feeble breath of mortals to preserve it, we might well suppose that nothing more than its continued existence was intended; but when we find an unbroken current of life-giving air from the breath of the Almighty brought to play upon that spark, we may conclude with safety that it was meant to glow and kindle to a flame, and that the flame was meant to rise and spread, and to become a conflagration; so that what at first was but a seed of fire, smothered in ashes, drenched in rain, or blown at random by the viewless winds, shall yet light up the whole horizon, and dye the very heavens with its crimson.(J. But self-complacency is the mother of spiritual declension. TO MAKE LIFE, AS IT OUGHT TO BE, ONE, THE GREAT REQUISITE IS TO HAVE ONE FIXED AIM. As one must continue to the end.4. That the best of men do not talk of their attainments. 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