This morning, I opened my Bible to the book of Philippians. Four chapters that are rich, rich, rich. In my Bible, this book is full of highlights and underlining and notations in the margins. One such notation reads, “God will reveal to me the things that I need to know.” It’s dated February 1997.
After reading the entire book, I went back to meditate on the verses, Chapter 3:13-15, and that particular notation in the margin.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect [mature in Christ], have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; (NASB)
What am I supposed to lay hold of? What is the goal I’m to press toward? Knowing Christ (3:10). Really knowing Him. Being conformed to Him. Counting everything else as loss by comparison. And if knowing Christ isn’t my highest goal, God will reveal it to me so that I can be changed by His Spirit.
What a promise!
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20, NLT)