Paul warns the church against false teachers and Judaizers who try to put confidence in things other than Christ. All those things are worthless compared to gaining Christ. Instead, the goal is Christ’s promise. To achieve it, we must live according to the example Scripture sets for us.
We’re not perfect, we’re still waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promises. But, to move us closer to that goal we have to be forgetful. We must lay aside our past and the sin we used to do. In its place, we imitate those who follow Christ’s example and press forward. The more we do this, we are maturing in our thinking.
Are you thinking & acting like a mature Christian?