Philippians 3:8-14 NIV

8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing1 Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ2

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9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,3 but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness4 that comes from God and is by faith.5

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      10 I want to know6 Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,7 becoming like him in his death,8

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          11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection9 from the dead.

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          Pressing on Toward the Goal

          12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect,10 but I press on to take hold11 of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.12

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          13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind13 and straining toward what is ahead,

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          14 I press on14 toward the goal to win the prize15 for which God has called16 me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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