Daily Devotions

Apprehended For Purpose

taking handThe reason Paul said, “that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus” (Phil.3:12), was because he could feel that undeniable “Pull” to His destiny.  Rather than resisting that “Pull”, he reached forward (v.13) in anticipation of grasping the fullness for which He had been “apprehended.” That word “apprehended” is a wonderful word which expresses that “Divine Pull” upon us. “Apprehend”: to possess; to take eagerly, comprehend, find, perceive (Strong); to take possession of – in a good sense, of Christ by His holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it (Thayer).
(This is the fifth excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)

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