Hey, this is Ron Moore with the Bible Minute.
Philippians 1:21, here's what it says: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
The Apostle Paul wrote that, and he makes it clear that for him, life was not about stuff. Now, the "die is gain" part is easy to understand; who doesn't want eternity in heaven? But what about, "to live is Christ"?
I love the way Warren Wiersbe explains this. He asks: "What is bigger, a star or a telescope?" The answer is obvious. To most people, Jesus is like the star; a distant figure of history.
Christians are the telescope. "To live is Christ" means to be a telescope and bring God closer to people who have only considered Him from a distance.
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