April 30, 2014

Philippians 3:12 (KJV) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

The Apostle Paul writing to the Philippians is not claiming sinless perfection. Paul’s goal is to pursue absolute Christ-likeness.  He said he was saved by Jesus Christ for the purpose of being Christ like. We are saved for the same purpose.

(Read 1 Corinthians 9:24)

ImageThis devotion is taken from Rev. Allen Smith’s Devotional, “One Day At A Time – A Daily Devotional Guide For Each Day Of The Year”. You can check it out at: http://smarturl.it/one_dayatatime 

About Rev. Allen Smith

Rev. Allen Smith was born in the little town of Neoga, IL in 1951. He was saved at the early age of 12 years, and started preaching when he was just 15. He has been preaching and teaching now for 46 years. He has been a pastor for over 30 years of that time. Rev. Smith has been a featured speaker at camp-meetings and conventions down through the years. In addition, he spent 3 years as president of International Bible College and Seminary in DeSoto, Missouri, where he authored 9 different syllabi for the Seminary. Rev. Smith presently holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education, a Doctor of Divinity Degree, and a Doctor of Theology Degree and has published several articles, in nationwide religious publications. From October of 1993 until July of 2010, Rev. Smith published a nation-wide Southern Gospel news magazine called SGN Scoops Digital. He is currently the founder and President of Lighthouse International Ministries which is a missionary outreach ministry. Rev. Smith’s first Kindle Edition book titled "Why?: Answering Questions About The Crucifixion" is currently available on Amazon.com. His newest Kindle Edition book, a daily devotional, titled "One Day At A Time" is also available on Amazon.com. Rev. Smith has not slowed down. He is currently writing his third Kindle Edition book, “The Sacrifice: The Only Way To God”.
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