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|Written by: C. W. Booth
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Not Looking Back
As you advance in knowledge and holiness remember to look back at who you used to be so as to be aware of your progress, but never look back in envy of what you have left behind.
But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back [longingly], is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:12-13)
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. (2 Peter 1:5-9)
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