Above all, you must live as citizens of
heaven, conducting yourselves in a
manner worthy of the Good News about
Christ. Then, whether I come and see you
again or only hear about you, I will
know that you are standing side by side,
fighting together for the faith, which
is the Good News.
Then the way you live will always honor
and please the Lord, and your lives will
produce every kind of good fruit. All
the while, you will grow as you learn to
know God better and better. We also pray
that you will be strengthened with all
His glorious power so you will have all
the endurance and patience you need. May
you be filled with joy, always thanking
the Father. He has enabled you to share
in the inheritance that belongs to His
people, who live in the light.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously, and He will give
you everything you need.
So be careful how you live. Don't live
like fools, but like those who are wise.
Make the most of every opportunity in
these evil days. Don't act
thoughtlessly, but understand what the
Lord wants you to do. Don't be drunk
with wine, because that will ruin your
life. Instead, be filled with the Holy