Philippians Word of Grace Studies Church

The remaining, my brethren, you rejoice in the Lord. To write to you the same things, on the one hand, is not idleness for me, on the other hand, is certainty to you. All of you look out for dogs. All of you look out for bad workers. All of you look out for self-mutilators. For we are the circumcision, the ones rendering religious service by the Spirit of God and boasting in Christ Jesus and not in a state of being confident in the flesh;  although, I on my part am in a state of having confidence even in the flesh, if, assuming it is true, anyone else thinks to be confident in the flesh, I more.  Circumcised on the eighth day, out from the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew out from Hebrews, according to the law a Pharisee, according to zeal, a persecutor of the Church, according to righteousness, the one by the law, being blameless. But what things were to me gain, these things I consider, because of the Christ, to be loss. But therefore also I consider all things to be loss because of the surpassing knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord through whom all things I have suffered loss, and I consider to be refuse, in order that I should gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, the one out from the law, but the one through faith pertaining to Christ, the righteousness out from God upon the basis of the faith; to know Him and the natural ability of His resurrection and a quality of sharing in common with His suffering, being together conformed to His death.