Philippians 3:18-21—(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Two types of people are presented here, citizens of heaven and citizens of earth. There are those that love the cross and those who are enemies of its message. There are those whose destiny is destruction and those whose destiny is heaven. One has their mind on earthly things, the other is focused on heavenly things. One glory in shameful things, the other in godly things. Some will try to stand between those two worlds, but it can’t be done. You will be drawn to one or the other. As children of God, we are to live lives that will attract the citizens of the earth, not confuse them. Sometimes the children of God will act as if the earthly has value. We speak the language of the earth. We act as if we are pleased with the things of the world. The citizens of earth need to see our desire is in another place. We know that one day, everything will be under the control of Christ. That gives us great delight because we have come to know how gracious and good He is. Living as children of the light should help the citizens of the earth see that.