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OCTOBER 2

 

 Forgetting those things which are behind—Phil. 3:13

 

 We forget the things that are behind, because it is right that we should do so; because God forgets them and declares that He has cast all of our imperfections behind His back, that our imperfections are all covered from His sight, by the merit of Him who loved us and who died for us, and whom we love, and in whom we are trusting, and in whose steps we are seeking to walk, though having more or less of imperfection according to the defects we have inherited in the flesh. We are not meaning to suggest that slips or failures should be lightly esteemed or quickly forgotten; they should be rectified to the extent of our ability, and Divine forgiveness should be sought for these defects daily.

 

 

Parallel passages: Prov. 4: 25; 17: 25, 26; Matt.10: 37-39; John 12: 25; Psa. 45: 10; Gen. 19: 26; 24: 58-61; Luke 9: 62; 17: 32, 33; Gal. 4: 9; Phil. —3: 7, 8; Heb. 10: 39; 12: 1; 1.Pet. 1:14; 4:1-4; 2.Pet. 1: 9.