Paul’s Life for Christ
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in
the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for
Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is
better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes,
it is better that I continue to live.
Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of
your faith. And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he
is doing through me.