"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
"For to me, to live (zao: alive, lively, to live, breathe, be among the living; to have true life worthy of the name; active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God; living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul, to be in full vigor; to be fresh, strong, efficient, active, powerful, efficacious) is Christ and to die is gain (kerdos: an advantage).”
For me, to be actively alive, full of vigor and power in the kingdom of God is Christ and to die is an advantage!
Life with Christ - how incredible it really is! Does it feel like drudgery or duty to you? It shouldn’t! Paul surely knew that all aside from Jesus was meaningless and a life of experiencing His life-giving power was an amazing one. Believers, let’s live like we possess what we really do in Jesus. May we live a joyful and powerful life today!