The Past Has Passed

“Those were the days . . . .”

The Bible says it’s unwise to wonder why the past is better than the present (Ecclesiastes 7:10).

Finally freed from slavery, Israel kept themselves in a constant state of discontent by recalling the food they had enjoyed in Egypt, while focusing on their current hardships.

They neither appreciated their freedom, nor anticipated the good land God had promised them.

A healthier perspective

The apostle Paul neither wallowed in regret nor longed for the status he once enjoyed.

“. . . 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” (Philippians 3:13-14).

Going back is not an option. Moving forward is!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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