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The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)
As I get older, mortality becomes a more serious subject than it perhaps was when I was a youngster. The more things that don’t work on my old bones just remind me that they’re all going to quit working someday.
Now, Paul may have been around my age when he wrote Philippians, but this verse points out a thought that really changes things. He knew that he could look forward with a positive attitude no matter what. If his imprisonment were to end with freedom, that would be great!. But, if it were to end in death, that’s even greater.
Many fear death. Some, rightfully so, since they’re looking at an eternity away from God. But, some who fear death are actually headed into a better existence. A much better life awaits. For those who know Christ as Savior will spend all eternity with Him.
It’s much easier to think on the subject of mortality when one knows Christ.
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