But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them to be dung, so that I may win Christ
and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which is of the Law, but through the faith of Christ, the righteousness of God by faith,
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death;
if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I am pressing on, if I may lay hold of that for which I also was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do , forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.