“If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.” (Phil. 1:22, ESV)
What an outlook! What assurance! What inspirational lenses through which to view life! Here, Paul is modeling for us the correct perspective for daily living. You and I are on Planet Earth for a very real, very distinctive purpose: fruitful labor!
The context of this passage is a deliberation about what is better: living or dying. Amazingly, Paul asserts emphatically in the next verse that dying is “better by far!” No, he wasn’t suicidal or Continue reading Still Here: To Bear Fruit