Philippians 3:12-21 ESV

Straining Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already 1obtained this or 2am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

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13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: 3forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

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14 I press on toward the goal for 4the prize of the upward 5call of God in Christ Jesus.

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15 Let those of us who are 6mature think this way, and if in anything 7you think otherwise, 8God will reveal that also to you.

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16 Only 9let us hold true to what we have attained.

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17 Brothers, 10join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk 11according to the example you have in us.

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18 For 12many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you 13even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.

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19 14Their end is destruction, 15their god is their belly, and 16they glory in their shame, with 17minds set on earthly things.

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20 But 18our citizenship is in heaven, and 19from it we 20await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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21 who will transform 21our lowly body 22to be like his glorious body, 23by the power that enables him even 24to subject all things to himself.

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