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3:11 by any means. Paul recognizes that the believer’s perseverance depends on the will and the working of the sovereign God (1:6; 2:13; 3:12–14, 21; cf. Heb. 6:3).
the resurrection. Sharing in Christ’s suffering prepares for sharing in His glory at the resurrection from the dead (vv. 20, 21; Rom. 8:17).