Philippians 3:11-21 NIV

11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

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12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

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13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

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14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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Following Paul’s Example

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

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16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.

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18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

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19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.

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20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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