3:20 our citizenship. Just as Philippi was a Roman colony (Acts 16:12), the church is a colony of heaven.
we await. This anticipation is a counterpart to the longing of 1:23. All other instances of this verb in Paul’s epistles have a similar focus (Rom. 8:19, 23, 25; 1 Cor. 1:7; Gal. 5:5).