To Paul, Christ was everything. His life was for Christ. He knew that when he died, he would be with Christ, which was his gain.
To live is _______.
If we had to fill in the blank, what would you place? Fame, money, glory? All those things will fade away. You can’t take any of it with you when you die. And then what?
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1:21 to live is Christ. Christ is Paul’s reason for being.
to die is gain. Far from severing Paul’s union with Christ, death will bring Paul into a deeper experience of that union.