IV. M. Taylor, D. D.)Apprehended but not apprehendingW. Tell us less of what is behind. The reference is to the circumstances of His conversion.1. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. M. Taylor, D. D.I. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. he, too, made "the great refusal," and deliberately put away from him that which would have furnished him with a model that can never lose its relative superiority, no matter how we ourselves may grow, and with a motive that can never lose its power.(W. M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (b)The point under consideration is not whether we have or have not sinned heretofore; and neither of these verses asserts that we do sin, or commit it now. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" Forget even your joining the Church. M. Taylor, D. D.I recall the story of the artist, who, standing before the latest production of his hands, burst into tears, and on being asked for the reason of his emotion, replied, "Because I am satisfied with my work." There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. (c)But God is ready to save us from past and future sins. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. CSB Christian Standard Bible. M. Taylor, D. D.Who that has read that melancholy autobiography left behind him by John Stuart Mill can help recalling here the description which he has given of that which might have been the religious crisis of his life? Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. Philippians 3:12-15 English Standard Version (ESV) Straining Toward the Goal. The joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. The prize has not been attained yet, and Paul strains with his whole body—focused on one thing and one thing only—to reach that prize. The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. So with some here. At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. Our Lord doubtless thought of the things spoken by the devil yet He had no sinful thought. This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." WHO ARE THE SUBJECTS OF THIS CHANGE? This is the word of the Lord. Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. Eschatology: there is a tension between Months later, while working on the text from Paul in Philippians 3:4-14, I found in my experience of Take It Or Leave It an illustration for a sermon on this text. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. And even thence it follows, neither have Christians (Luke 6:40). 2). It is not right to say that it is all Paul’s effort, but it is not right to say that Paul has no responsibility. (4) Past guilt. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. PAUL WAS NOT CONTENT WITH A MERE PARTIAL ATTAINMENT of that which Christ had set before him.1. But alas! No, ever his eye was fixed on Christ. Has Paul achieved his goal? 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. (1) Young man, as you have been devoting yourself to the idolatry of wealth, or to the pursuit of pleasure or ambition, you have been laid hold of. PAUL WAS APPREHENDED BY CHRIST or laid hold of. Thus, therefore, he was confronted with the great question: "Shall I go on and be content with the hollowness of Phariseeism and its inevitable issue? Philippians 3:12-20 New International Version (NIV). ", II. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. St. John is well consistent with himself as well as with the other holy writers. Forget even your joining the Church. But what can the world do for you, that for its sake you should put away from you the glorious heritage which Jesus promises?III. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. (1 John 2:1-2). At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. Observe, (a)verse 10 fixes the sense of verse 8. (c)But God is ready to save us from past and future sins. 2. The grace of God was sufficient for them, and it is surely sufficient for us. But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa.3. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" Now therefore we are no more servants but sons. But alas! From evil tempers. But what can the world do for you, that for its sake you should put away from you the glorious heritage which Jesus promises?III. NKJV New King James Version. Series: Philippians: The Way to Joy. There had been no resurrection for us without Christ's. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. But the Christian is delivered from this danger. Earl Nightingale tells us to envision our goals every day, and before we know it we will have obtain. Christ has come to you through the faithful preacher, and brought you to a standstill by the death of some companion, or laid His hand upon you in sickness, and held you to your couch face to face with the question: "Have I been living a life such as an immortal man should live? His words are full of joyful exhilaration. So that whatsoever was the case of those under the law, since the gospel was given "he that is born of God sinneth not." But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa.3. Nor did he; and ever after he said, "To me to live is Christ. The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. People will be perfect again. From evil tempers. (John Wesley, M. Once a persecutor of Christians, he was suddenly delighted to be part of the persecuted. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. He has always the joy of advancement, while yet there is ever something more in Christ beckoning him forward.(W. Paul is referring to becoming like Christ and achieving eternal life. A. He could not get away till he had given it an answer.2. Up to this time he had been seeking external things, but now with the vision of Christ there came upon him the conviction that even if he gained all these things he would still be fatally defective in the highest elements of his being. The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. 3, where he carefully explains his own meaning (vers. The consciousness that he was not striving in his own might. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. M. Taylor, D. D.I recall the story of the artist, who, standing before the latest production of his hands, burst into tears, and on being asked for the reason of his emotion, replied, "Because I am satisfied with my work." Tell us less of what is behind. (1 John 1:8, 10). So with some here. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. "This one thing I do, forgetting the things that are past, and reaching forth to the things that are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.". Yet he did not go to sleep over the singularity of his conversion; nor rock himself in the cradle of his apostolic success, nor soothe himself with the opiate of his official position. He who helped Paul will help us. From evil tempers. Philippians 3:12-21 New King James Version (NKJV) Pressing Toward the Goal. TO WHAT IS THE WORK OF CONVERSION EXPECTED TO LEAD? It is wise to forget all that. (c)But God is ready to save us from past and future sins. OUR DUTY, to continue in the exercise of faith, self-denial effort. Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. (1) There is here the oblivion of the past, not that we are to forget past errors or sins, or are not to repent of past mistakes which must always be subject of penitential thought, but we are not to allow a rueful temper to kill out heart, and hope. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. as well as his aspiration for higher holiness. Paul knows that he hasn’t achieved it yet, and so he presses forward to win the prize. It is of great importance to observe the difference between the two dispensations (John 7:28). )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. This is our hope and our consolation. M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (d)"These things write," etc. That this great salvation from sin was not given till Jesus was glorified, St. Peter plainly testifies (1 Peter 1:9-10). or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" Tell us less of what is behind. PAUL DID NOT REFUSE TO LAY HOLD OF THAT WHICH JESUS SET BEFORE HIM.1. Pressing On. This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." This is evident again from the declaration, "Everyone that is perfect shall be as His Master." And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. "(b)No man can say I have not sinned, have no sin to be cleansed from. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. or shall I go back and build my life anew after the matchless pattern which has been set before me?" He could not get away till he had given it an answer. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. III. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. II. There is no inconsistency in the consciousness of hidden imperfection and the thought of a lofty ideal. THE THINGS BEFORE. In this aspiration there was the evidence that he had made some progress.3. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. Tell us less of what is behind. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. Transcript. 2. 3. If 1 John 3:3 be true, then the Christian —(1) Is purified from pride, for Christ was lowly of heart;(2) from self-will or desire, for Christ desired to do only the will of the Father;(3) from anger in the common sense of the word, for Christ was gentle and long-suffering. God will rule, everyone will know God, and there will be no more evil. Sermons (2021) Stand Alone (2020) Stand Alone (2019) Stand Alone (2018) Stand Alone (2017) Stand Alone; Ministries; Life Groups; Prayer Request; OnLine Giving. Yet he did not go to sleep over the singularity of his conversion; nor rock himself in the cradle of his apostolic success, nor soothe himself with the opiate of his official position. He could not get away till he had given it an answer.2. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. A Glimpse into Eternity Past and Future: An Exploration in the Meaning of Christmas. 3. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. At this my heart sank within me; the whole foundation on which my life was constructed fell down. They are free from evil thoughts. How is this to be reconciled with 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:17) See 2 Corinthians 7:1. The same happy privilege St. Paul asserts from his own experience (2 Corinthians 10:4, etc).3. PAUL WAS NOT DISCOURAGED BECAUSE HE HAD NOT YET FULLY APPREHENDED. That he cherished a lively sense of his present deficiencies — "Not as though," etc. And an irrepressible self-consciousness distinctly answered, 'No.' His encounter with Jesus Christ had so profoundly changed him, it put a new perspective on everything in his life. Philippians 3:7-10).2. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. The society, employments, joys of heaven, will make us fully and forever blest. Don't be always recounting the story of your conversion. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. Grace Bible Church, NY. "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa.3. From infirmities. Perhaps, too, it was something of the same sort that made Alexander weep when he had conquered India. Strive for being like Christ. PAUL WAS NOT CONTENT WITH A MERE PARTIAL ATTAINMENT of that which Christ had set before him.1. But what can the world do for you, that for its sake you should put away from you the glorious heritage which Jesus promises?III. "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." (John Wesley, M. What other than this can St. Paul mean by "I am crucified with Christ," etc. And an irrepressible self-consciousness distinctly answered, 'No.' Philippians 3:12-14. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. But what he does is that he “presses on” to take hold of it. The thoughts expressed in this article are based on a sermon outline by Gary Henry. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But the Christian is delivered from this danger. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. He tells us about the specifics of following Christ. Home >> Bible Studies >> Philippians Studies >> Phillipians 3:12-21 These small group studies of Philippians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. Just like God doesn’t have amnesia when it comes to what we have done in the past, instead he chooses to not let what we have done in the past influence how he feels about us in the present. Study Philippians 3 with ... Chester McCalley . He felt he had done all that was in him; that, in a word, he had overtaken his ideal, and so henceforward the joy of his art for him was gone. (d)"These things write," etc. The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. In 3:12 Paul says that he is not perfect, but in 3:15 he implies that he and some of his readers are perfect. The joy of the soul is inseparably connected with the effort to reach that which is above it.2. A. Speaker: Paul Kinnaird: Series: Philippians: Date: 17th May 2020: Download: Philippians 3:12-4:1: Plays: 6: Scriptures: Philippians 3:12-4:1: Sermon Notes: PDF: Share this sermon: ? He doesn’t get distracted with the things that so often distract us:  relationships, wealth, status, careers, etc. Christ apprehended you and asked you to revise all your theories of life when you buried your darling out of your sight; when your business went all wrong, etc.II. Those who argue so seem never to have considered Matthew 11:11. His words are full of joyful exhilaration. Matthew 12:33; Matthew 7:17-18). Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa.3. Bkmrk. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. These are his words: "I was in a dull state of nerves, such as everybody is occasionally liable to, unsusceptible to enjoyment or pleasurable excitement — one of those moods when what is pleasure at other times becomes insipid or indifferent — the state, I should think, in which converts to Methodism usually are when smitten by their first 'conviction of sin.' (1 John 2:1-2). The more elevated he became in character, the more elevated Christ became to him.2. Past evil acquaintances. Look forward.IV. There are three elements in this aspiration which should encourage those who grieve because they cannot realize perfection.1. Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. 21); morally, by being sanctified wholly; intellectually, by having all the powers of the mind so fitly harmonized that there should be no undue preponderance, but that each should lend its own proper aid in working out for the renewed man that eternal progression in knowledge to which he is destined. 2. 2. They are free from evil thoughts. "We shall be saved" say some, "but not till death." The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. The perception of a perfection of moral character actualized before him in Christ and made possible for him through faith. 2. But what can the world do for you, that for its sake you should put away from you the glorious heritage which Jesus promises?III. 4. Introduction. Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. 5. )Religion is a progressive principle, and that not merely by Divine appointment, but from its very nature.This is the only satisfactory evidence that religion exists at all. M. Taylor, D. D.)The misfortune of a realized idealW. Thus, therefore, he was confronted with the great question: "Shall I go on and be content with the hollowness of Phariseeism and its inevitable issue? (1) Young man, as you have been devoting yourself to the idolatry of wealth, or to the pursuit of pleasure or ambition, you have been laid hold of. The more elevated he became in character, the more elevated Christ became to him.2. So with some here. M. Taylor, D. D.)LinksPhilippians 3:12 NIVPhilippians 3:12 NLTPhilippians 3:12 ESVPhilippians 3:12 NASBPhilippians 3:12 KJVPhilippians 3:12 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:12 ParallelPhilippians 3:12 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:12 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:12 French BiblePhilippians 3:12 German BiblePhilippians 3:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. Having surrendered mind and affections he would not be likely to make any reserve. But the Christian is delivered from this danger. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. 2. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Look forward.IV. So the apostle had but one idea always before him, and made everything in providence and nature and grace contributory to the great work of his Christian sanctification. M. Taylor, D. D.Who that has read that melancholy autobiography left behind him by John Stuart Mill can help recalling here the description which he has given of that which might have been the religious crisis of his life? He had done and suffered much for Christ, yet he says, "I have not been made perfect." Paul expected to be perfect —. (John Wesley, M. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. )Apprehended that I may apprehendW. RSV Revised Standard Version. Paul acknowledged that he had not become perfect. Once a persecutor of Christians, he was suddenly delighted to be part of the persecuted. How is this to be reconciled with 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:17) See 2 Corinthians 7:1. The stopping of St. Paul in his career, the setting of the truth before him — all that was done for him. "(2) My middle-aged friend, you know about this too. II. He could not get away till he had given it an answer.2. In this second part, he discusses his active pursuit of this goal, and invites the Philippians to join him. (e)But lest there should be any doubt on a subject of such vast importance the apostle resumes the subject in Chap. Up to this time he had been seeking external things, but now with the vision of Christ there came upon him the conviction that even if he gained all these things he would still be fatally defective in the highest elements of his being. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. Don't be always recounting the story of your conversion. (c)But God is ready to save us from past and future sins. But thoughts concerning evil are not always evil thoughts. When Christ comes again, this present age will be over, and we will be perfect, like Christ, and not sin. What was it that arrested Paul? But not every one who has been laid hold of has thus responded to the Lord's appeal — the young ruler who went away sorrowful; Herod, Felix, Agrippa.3. then it is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. PAUL WAS NOT CONTENT WITH A MERE PARTIAL ATTAINMENT of that which Christ had set before him.1. THE THINGS BEHIND WHICH ARE TO BE FORGOTTEN. But alas! 12-14 and 7-9). Up to this time he had been seeking external things, but now with the vision of Christ there came upon him the conviction that even if he gained all these things he would still be fatally defective in the highest elements of his being. How is this to be reconciled with 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:17) See 2 Corinthians 7:1. Christ had just been delivering some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity, and some most grievous to flesh and blood — "Love your enemies," etc. And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. (1 John 2:1-2). (3) Untiring activity. Philippians 3:12-14 . he, too, made "the great refusal," and deliberately put away from him that which would have furnished him with a model that can never lose its relative superiority, no matter how we ourselves may grow, and with a motive that can never lose its power.(W. Series: Philippians: The Way to Joy. Thus even to him, nurtured though he had been in atheism, and educated without a religion, the Saviour came, laying on him His arresting hand, and beseeching him to adopt a more stable foundation for his life. How is this to be reconciled with 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:17) See 2 Corinthians 7:1. I seemed to have nothing left to live for." A dispersion of energies is fatal to success in any work. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. 1. Text: In the first half of Philippians 3, Paul defines the goal of his life: to know Christ. Philippians 3:7-10).2. Scripture: Philippians 3:12-16. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. But alas! In all his external circumstances. M. Taylor, D. D.I. The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was usually depicted as a man with two faces. Yes, but how does that prove that Christians must commit sin. "Not as though I had already attained or have been made perfect;" and again," I count not myself to have apprehended.". Maybe your doing okay, but does there still seem a long way to go? Let the distance between you and Christ shake you out of your complacency. Philippiens 3:12-14 «Ce n’est pas que j’aie déjà remporté le prix, ou que j’aie déjà atteint la perfection; mais je cours, pour tâcher de le saisir, puisque moi aussi j’ai été saisi par Jésus-Christ. Yet this humble estimate of himself, as well as his aspiration for higher holiness, is sure evidence that he had made some progress. No, ever his eye was fixed on Christ. M. Taylor, D. D.Who that has read that melancholy autobiography left behind him by John Stuart Mill can help recalling here the description which he has given of that which might have been the religious crisis of his life? Christ has come to you through the faithful preacher, and brought you to a standstill by the death of some companion, or laid His hand upon you in sickness, and held you to your couch face to face with the question: "Have I been living a life such as an immortal man should live? Share: Paul certainly gained a new perspective on life. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. (1) Young man, as you have been devoting yourself to the idolatry of wealth, or to the pursuit of pleasure or ambition, you have been laid hold of. I used the experience as the opening story and as a focusing metaphor throughout the sermon. And indeed whence should evil thoughts proceed in the servant who is as His Master (Mark 7:21, cf. Paul says that he does one thing:  presses forward while forgetting what is behind. There is no note of despondency. Don’t let it influence you anymore. About Us Speaking Contact Us Dr. Wilson's Books Donations Watercolors Sitemap. PAUL WAS NOT DISCOURAGED BECAUSE HE HAD NOT YET FULLY APPREHENDED. Devotional Commentary of Philippians 3:12-16 Philippians 3:12-16. Because Jesus has Paul, Paul can have eternal life. There is not one who has ever come in contact with the gospel of Christ, who has not been laid hold of thus. He had filled in the outline of his life which he had made for himself, and thought not that there was yet another world left him where conquest would be far more honourable, even the world within himself. Sermon Series: Joy in Christ – A Study of Philippians. Philippians 3:12-14-12-14 MSG. One of the biggest questions we have been wrestling with throughout the course of Paul’s letter to the Philippians surrounds how it is that Paul could possibly rejoice in the midst of his deep suffering in prison (Phil. Pressing toward the Goal. There is here, therefore, a human agency as well as a Divine. Up to this time he had been seeking external things, but now with the vision of Christ there came upon him the conviction that even if he gained all these things he would still be fatally defective in the highest elements of his being. If any man might have been excused for cherishing feelings of complacency it was Paul. Philippians 3:12-14-12-14 MSG. The reference is to the circumstances of His conversion.1. That is comforting and reassuring. Even if we fail occasionally let us not be discouraged, for he who slips on the steep mountain is still higher up than he who is sleeping in the valley.(W. Philippians 3:7-10).2. 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