I have fought the good fight, I have finished
the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, will award to me on that
day-and not only me, but also to all
who have longed for his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
I press on to take hold of that for which
Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I
do not consider myself yet to have taken
hold of it. But one thing I do: 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.
Only let us live up to what we have
Philippians 3:12-14, 16
Everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction
in all his toil-this is the gift of God.
Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished
you have done for us.
A longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Whatever was to my profit, I now consider
loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I
consider everything a loss compared to the
surpassing greatness of knowing Christ
Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost
all things. I consider them rubbish, that I
may gain Christ and be found in him, not
having a righteousness of my own that
comes from the law, but that which is
through faith in Christ-the righteousness
that comes from God and is by faith.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.