the Second Week of Lent
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Thoughts for the Quiet Hour
Forgetting those things which are behind . . . I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14.
It is not by regretting what is irreparable that true work is to be done, but by making the best of what we are. It is not by complaining that we have not the right tools, but by using well the tools we have. What we are, and where we are, is God’s providential arrangement—God’s doing, though it may be man’s misdoing. Life is a series of mistakes, and he is not the best Christian who makes the fewest false steps. He is the best who wins the most splendid victories by the retrieval of mistakes.—F. W. Robertson.