Fellow believers, join together in imitating me and fix your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. I have often spoken of them to you, and even now I tell you again in great sorrow. Their end is utter destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame: their minds strive after earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven, out of which we also expect a Savior – the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly bodies so that they may become like his glorious body, through the power that enables him to make all things subject unto himself.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, loved and longed for, my joy and my crown, stand firm in the Lord, my dearly beloved.