For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ…the righteousness from God that depends on faith.
But our citizenship is in heaven.
Stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.