1 FINALLY, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord; for to write the same things to you is not grievous to me, and is safe for you.
3 We are the circumcision, who serve God in spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and trust not in the flesh,
4 although I have ground of confidence in the flesh. If any other one thinks he may trust in the flesh, I [may] more;
5 circumcised the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews, as to the law a Pharisee,
8 But for the same reason also I consider all things to be a loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and consider them worthless that I may gain Christ
9 and be found in him, not having my righteousness by the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness of God by the faith,
10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the participation of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
12 Not that I have already obtained it, or have been already made perfect; but I follow on that I may attain that for which also I was arrested by Christ.
13 I consider not myself, brothers, to have attained it; but this one thing I do; forgetting the things behind, and reaching forward to those before,
15 Let us, as many as are perfect therefore, be of this mind; and if any one thinks at all otherwise, God shall also reveal this to you;
18 For many walk, of whom I told you often and now also tell you weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ;
19 whose end is destruction, whose God is their stomach, and their glory in their shame; who regard earthly things.
20 But our kingdom is in heaven, from which also we expect the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,