You may wonder about the title of today’s post. That was a saying we said in the 1970’s “keep on keeping on”. The Lord sent me back to Philippians this morning, and showed me two verses I hadn’t paid much attention to before.
It’s tucked between Paul exclaiming all that he had on earth was nothing in comparison to what he has in Christ and the importance of running the race he was given (Phil 3:7-14), and Philippians 4 where we are reminded to rejoice and to think of things that are noble so that we will have the God of peace with us.
This morning these verses jumped off the page: “All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.” (Phil 3:15-16) As humans, it is natural (carnal) to look for the next thing. This Scripture tells me to stop and pay attention to what I already have – the wisdom the Lord has already bestowed upon me.
Christian maturity involves acting on the guidance that we have already received. This instruction is for us to live out what we have already learned. Start with what we know RIGHT now. We don’t have to be side-tracked by an unending search for truth. We know the truth–our Lord Jesus Christ. This brought me such joy, contentment and peace this morning.