For me to live is to gain and to die is a loss. Wait, what? That’s not right.

Much needed thoughts. . . Thank you, Benjamin!

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To live is Christ

Philippians 1:21 (NIV)For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


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I am so guilty of picking the gifts, over the giver.

The blessing consumes me more than the one giving the blessing.

My prayers are too often requests asking God to give me more of certain things and not giving certain things. Yes, we should pray asking for His blessing, but do these types of requests consume our prayers?

The way I live screams “for me to live is to gain and to die is a loss.”

Wait, what? That’s not right.

Eternity is on the other side of death. And my savior Jesus is on the other side of death so there is so much more to gain. The apostle Paul seemed to be pretty confident about it when he wrote the following verse.

2 Corinthians 5:8

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A word in season – Paul, to the Philippians

The prayers of the New Testament are glorious. Over the years I’ve heard Bible teachers suggest that we pray them for one another. Occasionally I have, but more often my prayers are heartfelt but vague. Let’s determine to take this wise counsel!

Philippians 1:3-11


I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.


SIH’s Verse Of The Day

No intro needed from me, just a thank you to Rob Barkman for posting this.

Settled In Heaven Blog

SIHs HALTAL ICON Master VOTDPhilippians 3:7-9 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith inChrist—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

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