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Straining Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already (A)obtained this or (B)am 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: (C)forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for (D)the prize of the upward (E)call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are (F)mature think this way, and if in anything (G)you think otherwise, (H)God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only (I)let us hold true to what we have attained.
17 Brothers, (J)join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk (K)according to the example you have in us. 18 For (L)many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you (M)even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 (N)Their end is destruction, (O)their god is their belly, and (P)they glory in their shame, with (Q)minds set on earthly things. 20 But (R)our citizenship is in heaven, and (S)from it we (T)await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform (U)our lowly body (V)to be like his glorious body, (W)by the power that enables him even (X)to subject all things to himself.Read full chapter