13 Come now, you who say, »Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.«
14 Yet you do not know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
15 Instead, you ought to say, »If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.«
16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
17 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
12 Not that I have already obtained this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
13 Brethren, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let those of us who are mature have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
Brethren, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Blessed be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,