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Philippians 3:7-17 NIV

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

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8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

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9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith ina Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

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      10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

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          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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          • a 3:9 - Or "through the faithfulness of"