BE CONSISTENT Let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
You can’t win a race without a consistent effort because Christlikeness is an ongoing pursuit. The Greek verb for “keep living” speaks of walking in line. Paul was saying that we need to stay in line spiritually, to keep moving forward by the same principles that got us this far.
Are you moving forward? Or are you standing in one place looking backward and defending yourself? Perhaps you need to refresh your commitment. If you don’t know Jesus Christ, then you start growing by receiving Him as Lord and Savior. If you do know Him but have not been growing spiritually, ask God to forgive you and help you move toward perfection. May we all be committed to the goal of becoming as much like Christ as we can until we see Him.
~ John MacArthur ~