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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and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
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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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and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
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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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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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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
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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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Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
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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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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