I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.