Glory Days!

Isaiah 49:8 Thus says the LORD: “In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You…

I always get a little uneasy feeling when I find myself with people who have nothing to discuss but the glories of the days that are past! Now I like looking back and seeing where we have come from, that’s certainly a way to appreciate where we are now. However, I don’t want to live there.

Friends the Christian’s greatest event is before him, not behind him. Therefore, the whole direction we ought to look should be forward. Yet so many Christians seem to have their future already behind them! Their glory is behind them. Their only future was yesterday. Even their testimony, if they give it, reveals their backward look. Why are we not willing to believe what the Bible tells us? The Hope is in what is to come, not what has already been.

We should take a que from here. Yes, he occasionally took a quick, happy look backward just to remind himself of the grace and goodness of God and in his miraculous salvation, but he always ran forward!

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead…
 
Dr. Chris