“To live is Christ and to die is gain.” This great statement made by Paul in Philippines 1:21 is the start of a section through the end of the chapter that shows Paul’s great dilemma. He desires to be with God in heaven, but he also knows the importance his witness and testimony is to those still living. While he is still living, he wants to hear of the faithfulness of the people he has led to Christ.
Who have we influenced? Do we provide encouragement to other by how we serve God? Do we seek that kind of encouragement from others? Do we really understand that while we are still here the focus is to be Christ in every area of our lives. When we die, we see Jesus so there is great gain. How does this impact our lives today?