Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained
Whatever degree of knowledge of Christ, and the truths of his Gospel, is attained to, let it be retained, and not departed from:
let us walk by the same rule;
either the doctrine of justification by Christ's righteousness in particular, which is a rule of judgment concerning other things; for so far as they agree or disagree with this, they are to be received or rejected; or the Scriptures of truth, which are the rule of faith and practice, and the standard and test, to which all are to be brought and tried:
let us mind the same thing;
be of one heart and affection to each other, ( Romans 12:10 ) , and of the same judgment in the doctrines of the Gospel, ( 1 Corinthians 1:10 ) , and pursue the same measures; particularly press towards the same mark, and for the same prize the apostle did, ( Philippians 3:14 ) , and be followers of him, as is exhorted to in ( Philippians 3:17 ) .