We’re excited about how hungry you are for the Word!
This is the 6th week of Verse by Verse. We’ll be continuing these challenges but in a new way.
Every other week we’ll post a new verse for memorization along with a background. Instead of having a separate post for a link-up, you may post any reflections below in the comments. Whether that’s just a couple sentences or a link to a blog post. We still want to hear from you and want to keep memorizing scripture!
Christine Malkemes says
This is a powerful verse. As you memorize it, speak it out loud, touch your lips with the word of God and notice how your heart burns within you.
“For to me” – this is personal, just between me and the living God
“to live” – to live is what? live eternally or just for today?
“to live is Christ” – without Christ the very breath I breathe is in Him. My heart beats to the rhythm of the Master. Can’t get any personal than that.
“and to die” – Wooh! Wait a minute. We were talking about life. Now death. death to what? Yes Sir. Death to self that I may LIVE in you.
“and to die is gain!” Yes! Yes! Yes! and amen! Now that self is put in her place I can live, breath and having my being in Christ.
AWESOME! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to memorize this powerful verse.
Sandra Black says
My thoughts on Philippians 1:21
Last night I was with a small group singing some spirituals and folk songs. These songs express such confidence about a world to come. Hope for a better future on earth and confidence of a better future in heaven. Modern thought has us very focused on the present time – make the world better now. But Paul gives us a balance here: “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” Both the present and the future are important.
Amen. The present in Him is important and there is that blessed hope of glory to come in Him.
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Sandra Black says
I was looking for your thoughts on the verse given above but I can’t seem to find it on your site.