Paul progresses and builds up in Philippians 3 towards his mission statement, his central theme that defines his life – to press towards the mark of the high calling of God. We have been apprehended sovereignly by Christ in eternal salvation, but now we need to exhibit that same focused determination in apprehending our Apprender, laying hold upon Christ who has already laid hold upon us. Even though we fail, we forget those things which are behind and press towards Christ, seek to lay hold upon our Savior in fellowship with him.