I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God's heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus.
Whoever has a mature faith should think this way. And if you think differently, God will show you how to think.
However, we should be guided by what we have learned so far.
Brothers and sisters, imitate me, and pay attention to those who live by the example we have given you.
I have often told you, and now tell you with tears in my eyes, that many live as the enemies of the cross of Christ.
In the end they will be destroyed. Their own emotions are their god, and they take pride in the shameful things they do. Their minds are set on worldly things.
We, however, are citizens of heaven. We look forward to the Lord Jesus Christ coming from heaven as our Savior.
Through his power to bring everything under his authority, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his glorified body.