“I’m a winner either way, if I go or if I stay.” The gospel song reiterates Paul’s view; Bro. Jeff helps us understand how Paul’s example reveals our purpose in life.
Philippians 1:21 (KJV)
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
1 Corinthians 3:9
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.