Kingdom citizens need to know that they are in this world but not of this world; our ultimate citizenship is in heaven. Eagerly wait. Here the ambassador presents a direct contrast to the earthly focus of the enemies of the Cross.
... 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 set their mind on earthly things. The eager desire of citizens of the Kingdom isn't earthly things but a heavenly individual, the Lord Jesus Christ.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
Philippians 3:20 Philippians 3:19 Romans 8:18-25