1. Enjoy life here and now.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
…for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—a miserable business!
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
2. Accept the responsibility of dual citizenship.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,
1 Timothy 2:1-2
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3. Live in the anticipation of the hereafter.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.