Looking Forward and Turning Away
One can both look forward and behind at the same time. Neither can someone move both north and south at the same time.
I am either a recovered alcoholic or a practicing alcoholic, I am not both. I either follow Jesus Christ, believe He is the Son of Man or believe He is a liar. There is no in-between, there is no two ways. He either is or isn’t.
After we reach our conclusion we must live with that decision and live according to that decision. I prefer to stay sober today so I will conduct my life today as I did yesterday. I know that Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords, King of Kings and the Son of God. What I did yesterday I will do with more conviction today. What I believed yesterday I will strengthen through the Word today.
Galatians 4 NKJV
8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.
9 But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.
11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.