New Testament Anecdotes
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after…
It is said that at the battle of Alma, when one of the regiments was being beaten back by the Russians, the ensign in front stood his ground as the troops retreated. The captain shouted to him to bring back the colours. But the reply of the ensign was, "Bring up the men to the colours." The dignity of Immanuel's ministry can never be lowered to meet our littleness. The men must come up to the colours.
(New Testament Anecdotes.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.