Philippians 3:12-16

Straining Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already 1obtained this or 2am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: 3forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for 4the prize of the upward 5call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let those of us who are 6mature think this way, and if in anything 7you think otherwise, 8God will reveal that also to you.
16 Only 9let us hold true to what we have attained.

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Cross References 9

  • 1. [1 Timothy 6:12, 19]
  • 2. Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:23; [Hebrews 5:9]
  • 3. [Psalms 45:10; Luke 9:62; Hebrews 6:1]
  • 4. 1 Corinthians 9:24
  • 5. [Hebrews 3:1; 1 Peter 5:10]; See Romans 8:28
  • 6. 1 Corinthians 2:6; See Matthew 5:48
  • 7. [Galatians 5:10]
  • 8. [John 7:17]
  • 9. Galatians 6:16
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