IV. Pursuing Christ to Gain Him
A. Serving by the Spirit
and Not Trusting in the Flesh
1 Finally, my brothers, arejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, for me it is not 1irksome, but for you it is 2safe.
2 1Beware of the 2adogs, beware of the 2evil bworkers, beware of the 2cconcision.
3 For we are the 1acircumcision, the ones who 2serve by the Spirit of God and bboast in Christ Jesus and 3have no confidence in the 4cflesh,
4 Though I myself have something to be confident of in the aflesh as well. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I more:
5 Circumcised the 1aeighth day; of the 2brace of Israel, of the 3tribe of Benjamin, a 4cHebrew born of Hebrews; as to the 5dlaw, a 6ePharisee;
6 As to 1azeal, bpersecuting the church; as to the crighteousness which is in the law, become 2dblameless.