Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Best of Both Worlds - Verse by Verse 6

Often we would hear the phrase

                           "The Best of Both Worlds"

and I believe today's verse for memorization Philippians 1:21 is the best example we can possibly have of that phrase.

While we live on earth in fellowship with Jesus we are in the best relationship there is for us.  

We have the joy of our sins forgiven and peace with God.

We know His steadfast Love and His new mercies each day.

We experience His guidance and wisdom every step of the way.

We live with no fear of death because Christ has overcome it.

We are truly Blessed.

Because as Paul says in verse 6

Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

When we die we will still be in fellowship with Jesus but have the joy to see Him face to face.

We will live forever with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

We will know perfection in all things.

We will live a new life that cannot be described now because no-one can fully understand it now.

We are truly blessed to have such a future.

Sometimes people talk only of looking to what is to come, that perfect life in Heaven.

But I think this verse wants to draw our attention to both lives so that we do not dwell on only what is to come but also on how we live with Jesus today.

We have Christ now today so let's "make the best of both Lives" and make today count for Jesus as Paul says in verse 27

that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel

Although Paul longed for Heaven in verses 24-25 we see he recognized that he had a role to play on earth to help others 

Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith

and we also have a role to play on earth to help others.
Let's think on this as we memorize the verse.

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  1. Thank you for going into the context of the verse ~ Jesus wants us to live an abundant life already now ~ as His Kingdom is both now and also yet to be seen.
    Blessings to your week,

    1. Hi Nina thanks for dropping in and for your encouragement

  2. I think it's important to very much live now and understand that you can work towards an end goal but you need to see your life now as it is and live that life. Not worry so much about the future.

    1. Yes Dina, let's give the future over to Him and not worry.

  3. Thanks so much for this reminder. I think C.S. Lewis said that we can become so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good. It's all about balance, isn't it? I'm visiting from 7 Days Time.

  4. I love this verse and the context surrounding it-- makes me think and motivates me to live for Christ EVERY DAY! Thanks for being such an integral part of our #EverydayJesus link up, dear Sandra!

  5. I just LOVE that heart--LOVE it! Happy Guest Heart Thursday!