12Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold # Jn 1:5; 12:35; Rm 9:30; 1Co 9:24; Eph 3:18 of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13Brothers, I do not # Other mss read not yet consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind # Lk 9:62; 17:31 and reaching forward to what is ahead, 14I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly # Or upward call in Christ Jesus. # Rm 16:7; Eph 2:6; Php 1:1,15; 1Pt 5:14 15Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal # Lk 10:21 this also to you. 16In any case, we should live up to whatever truth we have attained. 17Join in imitating me, brothers, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. 18For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross # Lk 23:26; 1Co 1:17; Gl 6:12 of Christ. 19Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory # Lk 14:10; Jn 5:41,44; 8:50,54; 12:43; Rm 9:4; 1Co 11:15; 2Co 6:8; 1Th 2:6 is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things, 20but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious # 1Pt 5:4 body, # 1Co 6:13; 1Jn 3:2 by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.