The things we talk about, the things we are proud of, say a lot about what is important to us.
17 My friends, I want you to follow my example and learn from others who closely follow the example we set for you. 18 I often warned you that many people are living as enemies of the cross of Christ. And now with tears in my eyes, I warn you again 19 that they are headed for hell! They worship their stomachs and brag about the disgusting things they do. All they can think about are the things of this world.
20 But we are citizens of heaven and are eagerly waiting for our Savior to come from there. Our Lord Jesus Christ 21 has power over everything, and he will make these poor bodies of ours like his own glorious body.
4 Dear friends, I love you and long to see you. Please keep on being faithful to the Lord. You are my pride and joy.
What are we proud of in our lives? What do I worship? To whom and to what am I faithful?
may my priority be you,
my pleasure come from living out your ways,
may the important things in my life
be the things that matter to you.
May I hold loosely to all other things,
and never lose sight of you
obscured by them