There are many things that can keep us down in life. A lot of people fear death because they don’t know what is going to happen after they die. For us as Christians, we know the truth, we will be with the Lord forever or, if we don’t have that personal relationship with God, it is an eternity apart from Him.
Paul knew these truths and that drove his perspective as he writes to the Philippian church and it should help us consider our focus. Paul is pretty much saying, “If I am alive, I will live for Jesus! If I die, I gain Jesus!” For us as Christians it’s a win-win. While we are here on earth, we get to tell everyone about Jesus in hopes they would come to know Him and if we die, we are eternally with Jesus. Be strong, Christian soldier, and remember this wonderful truth that we have from the Lord.
Resting in Him,
Pastor Sean Boehm