How can death be considered a gain, a good thing? Paul’s famous words from Philippians can seem almost extreme for some people. Is he really only suggesting that the only real reason for living is Jesus and we actually gain more in death? Today we’ll explore Paul’s words in our conclusion of the “Stuff Paul Said” series.
God is more interested in saving humanity than he is in showering us with material blessings. Paul warns Timothy of these false teachers in his church, who are preaching an easy gospel and have their eyes fixed on profit. But this warning doesn’t just apply to Timothy, but extends to us as well.
Being a follower of Christ has it’s privileges, and it’s not just to ensure where we go when we die. God’s love is so powerful that it impacts our lives on earth as well! This also means that there is nothing powerful enough to separate us from that love.
Being thankful, no matter the circumstance isn’t just a suggestion God makes to us. It his His will in our life that we maintain a thankful attitude. This is obviously easier said than done, but is essential to our daily Christian walk. So today we’ll look to Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and talk how we can live a life of thankfulness.