For many walk as enemies of the cross of the Messiah, as I have told you often and in tears. Their end is destruction from their god, the desires of the flesh. They glory in their shame because their minds are set on things of the earth.
This is what John was talking about in his first letter. verses 2:15–17
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him
Jesus talked to us about loving two masters in Luke 16:13. We cannot serve both of them.
This is no little thing. If you are focused on the world, the flesh, and the devil, you are the enemy of God. Worrying about success, promotion, comfort, and the like makes you the Lord’s enemy.
Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we eagerly await a Savior, The Lord Jesus our Messiah. He will transform this flesh into the same wonder as his glorious body with the power He has been given to subject all things to himself.
We must keep the long view. Actually, considering how short a time we are here [& the fact He’s coming back soon], it is really a short view, but you know what I mean. Our focus must always be on the final result, where we are headed, the goal toward which we strive, the prize we will be given.