Daily Bible Podcast Day 340 – Philippians 1-4

October 6, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.” ~Philippians 1:21-26

Observation:
Paul is eager to be reunited with Jesus, but he knows that it is more beneficial to the church if he remains alive. He has an incredible faith and conviction about his final destiny, but he is willing to suffer remaining on earth to help those here.

Application:
Not only do I want Paul’s assurance, I want his discipline.

Prayer:
Father, Paul had incredible faith and steadfastness. I ask that You give me similar assurance and discipline, that I might run a race like his in some small way, and earn the prize that You have for those who are obedient.

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