Ferrell’s Favorite Fotos #7

The apostle Paul speaks of pressing on toward the goal.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philipians 3:12-14 ESV)

Many writers take this as an analogy based on runners in a race. Since reading the comments by classicist E. M. Blaiklock in Cities of the New Testament, I am inclined to think that Paul is speaking of the chariot races that were common in the Roman empire. Read more here.

The chariot race, part of the Roman Army and Chariot Experience at Jerash, Jordan. FerrellJenkins.blog.

The chariot race, part of the Roman Army Chariot Experience at Jerash, Jordan. Jerash was one of the cities of the Decapolis. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

One response to “Ferrell’s Favorite Fotos #7

  1. Cool photo!

    Thanks for sending these.

    Dale

    On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 9:26 AM Ferrell’s Travel Blog wrote:

    > ferrelljenkins posted: “The apostle Paul speaks of pressing on toward the > goal. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I > press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. > Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But o” >

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