Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Thus, Paul ties this together for us with a rallying cry that has spanned two millennia, thrilling the followers of Jesus, encouraging all of us to strive to take the gospel to the nations, and moving us to minister to one another in His love. This is where Paul takes his stand, and this is where we stand with him for the cause of Christ.
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us…
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