Philippians 3:1-9 CSB

Knowing Christ

1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write to you again about this is no trouble for me and is a protection for you.

References for Philippians 3:1

      2 Watch out for "dogs,"a watch out for evil workers, watch out for those who mutilate the flesh.

      References for Philippians 3:2

        • a 3:2 - An expression of contempt for the unclean, those outside the people of God
          3 For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh-
          4 although I once had confidence in the flesh too. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:
          5 circumcised the eighth day; of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;
          6 as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to the righteousness that is in the law, blameless.
          7 But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.
          8 More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ
          9 and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christb-the righteousness from God based on faith.

          References for Philippians 3:9

            • b 3:9 - Or through the faithfulness of Christ