Pursue What Has Been Promised
PURSUE WHAT HAS BEEN PROMISED
Here is an excerpt from the sermon "Pressing On Toward The Finish Line: An Exposition of Philippians 3:10-15":
God’s intention is to “bring to completion” (Philippians 1:6) the good work that He has begun, His intention is to bring you to the finish line of glory and resurrection! And He is working in you (Philippians 2:13) to empower you to run the race and complete the race with the very same finish line in your clear view. So don’t make the deadly mistake of trying to be wiser than God. Don’t say that you don’t need to seize the prize because it’s already promised to you; don’t say that you don’t need to lay hold of eternal life because it’s already promised to you; don’t say that you don’t need to make resurrection glory your own because it’s already promised to you. Instead, you ought to think and say that you are seizing the prize and laying hold of eternal life and making resurrection glory your own precisely because they have been promised to you. Everlasting glory has been promised to you so that you would prefer it to anything else, so that you would cherish it, pursue it, run toward it, seek it with all your heart, and seize it. The promise of resurrection has been given to you so that it would shape your life, so that it would motivate you to be ripened for eternity.