Our good news today is found in Philippians 3:12 – 21. Here Paul is encouraging his Christian friends to stay focused on the goal set before them as God’s children. That goal was to live a life worthy of their calling as Christians and to one day enjoy eternal life in heaven, where everything is perfect. Paul encouraged them by saying that although he tried, he himself was not perfect and never would be perfect in this world. The Philippians would never be perfect in their lives either, but they could be confident in their future and know that Jesus was there with them every step of the way.
As part of God’s family, we too should strive for perfection in our lives. But because we live in a fallen world, we will never reach perfection here on earth. Hinderances in life cause us to get off the path sometimes. The devil places stumbling blocks in our way which may even cause us to lose our way. But Jesus is always right with us. He will never lose us; He will never let us go; He will never give up on us!
Our goal then as Christian is the same as the Philippians which received Paul’s letter long ago. We too should not give up. We need to stay focused on the goal, stay grounded in God’s word and keep going. With God’s guidance and help, we too will reach our goal and will enjoy a perfect eternity with our Lord and Savior!