Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; a but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Beloved, b I do not consider that I have made it my own; c but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly d call of God in Christ Jesus.
Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you.
Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.
Brothers and sisters, e join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.
For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears.
Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things.
But our citizenship f is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
He will transform the body of our humiliation g that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, h by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
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