"Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents."Our opponents are those who set their mind on earthly things. But sometimes we are our own worst enemies when we focus our thoughts on the trivial and the petty things of the world.
"Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ."
A quote from a song I love: "If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy, I can only conclude that I was not made for here."
My friends, we are made for Heaven. And we look forward to our Home in Heaven. Because we know that nothing here can satisfy us: there must be something more. That something more is God. We are made to know and to love and to glorify God.