Identity in Christ results in rejoicing and glory in the Holy Spirit (Phil. 3:1-3).
Reactions and attitudes can offend God, and waste our time; learn from the apostles' contentedness, and thanks (Eccl. 5:1-20; Phil. 4:10-13).
Solomon begins to chronicle his search for meaning, and cannot find it in self indulgence, wisdom, or hard work (Eccl. 2:1-26; Phil. 3:18-21).
The older you get, the more the things on the “Very Important List” shrink inexorably down to one thing. The idea is to identify that one thing now and live for it.…
The gospel is not only something we “do,” but something we grow in.
Paul's lifelong goal of Fruitbearing