Go forward! Exodus 14:15
As we begin our journey into the new year, a journey into the unknown, it should be with a resolve to “go forward”–make progress. We know not what great trials we shall face–there might be many high mountains to climb or many stormy seas to navigate, but regardless of the situation we should go forward. This text is a command, not a suggestion. We are duty bound to make progress regardless of the circumstances. Seeing that is the case it will be good for us to remember these wise words from the pen of A. W. Pink:
We need to clearly realize that there is no such thing as remaining stationary in the spiritual life. If we do not progress–we inevitably retrograde. How that solemn fact should search our hearts!
Christian friend, your history this year will be either one of going forward–or backsliding. This new year will mark either an increased fruitfulness in your soul and life, to the glory of Him whose name you bear–or increased leanness and barrenness, to His reproach. It will witness either a growing in grace–or a decline in your spirituality. It will record either an increased love for the Word, use of the Throne of Grace, strictness of walk and closer communion with Christ–or a growing coldness and a following of Him afar off!
“Go forward!” Exodus 14:15