…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.
The Lord Almighty protected us even when the circumstances of the past were not favorable to us.
Though the beginnings of the children of the Lord will seem humble, so prosperous will be their future.
We who have been raised with Christ must set our hearts and minds on things above, not on earthly things.
To receive the everlasting crown let us remain faithful in Christ until the end and be victorious.