Righteousness Through Faith in Christ

Philippians 3

1 Finally, my brethren, a rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.

2 b Beware of dogs, beware of c evil workers, d beware of the mutilation! 3 For we are e the circumcision, f who worship 1 God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, 4 though g I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I h more so: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, i of the tribe of Benjamin, j a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, k a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, l persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But m what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss n for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having o my own righteousness, which is from the law, but p that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the q power of His resurrection, and r the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may s attain 2 to the resurrection from the dead.

  1. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:16
    Rejoice always.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 22:16
    For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet.
    Psalms 22:20
    Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.
    Galatians 5:15
    But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
    Revelation 22:15
    But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 119:115
    Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!
  4. Cross References
    Romans 2:28
    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:6
    And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
    Romans 2:28
    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
    Romans 2:29
    But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
    Romans 9:6
    But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel.
    Galatians 6:15
    For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
  6. Cross References
    John 4:24
    "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
    Romans 7:6
    But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:16
    Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
    2 Corinthians 11:18
    Seeing that many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:22
    Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.
    2 Corinthians 11:23
    Are they ministers of Christ? - I speak as a fool - I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 11:1
    I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
  10. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:22
    Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 23:6
    But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!
  12. Cross References
    Acts 8:3
    As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
    Acts 22:4
    I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
    Acts 22:5
    As also the high priest bears me witness, and all the council of the elders, from whom I also received letters to the brethren, and went to Damascus to bring in chains even those who were there to Jerusalem to be punished.
    Acts 26:9 - 11
    Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 13:44
    Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:11
    He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
    Jeremiah 9:23
    Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches.
    John 17:3
    And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
    1 Corinthians 2:2
    For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
    Ephesians 4:13
    Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 10:3
    For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 1:17
    For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith.
  17. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:19
    And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
    Ephesians 1:20
    Which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.
  18. Cross References
    Romans 6:3 - 5
    Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
    2 Corinthians 1:5
    For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
    1 Peter 4:13
    But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
  19. Cross References
    Acts 26:6 - 8
    And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.
    1 Corinthians 15:23
    But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.
    Revelation 20:5
    But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
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