Philippians: Day 7

Weekly Truth


Today's Text: Philippians 1:21

We believe memorizing scripture is one of the best ways to carry the Word of our God with us wherever we go—to have God-breathed truth, instruction and reproof in our hearts and minds as we live unto Him each day.

This week we’ve chosen a reminder of the life found in Christ.

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
-Philippians 1:21

Write this verse down—copy it twenty times if that helps! Post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about scripture memorization. Will you join us?



  • Jennifer Anapol

    I pray that I would truly live this verse out!

  • So glad to live in Christ on this earth and I have a home in heaven.

  • The Apostle Paul here means that to live is Christ ,because he lives for Christ and Christ is in him). And to die is gain because in death he will be with the Lord, he will be in eternal glory. So whether he lives or dies he doesn not mind because its for the Lord. Read the verse in the Amp version. Also read Galatians 2:20

    • Malia Menig

      This question was asked years ago so this might not be of any help, so this is for any future readers who need an explanation. if you read the verse in it’s context its about how Paul is contemplating whether it would be better for him to die in jail or to leave and keep leading his life. he decides that no matter the circumstance, it will be a win win. the verse before this says: “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or death” (Philippians 1:20). Paul understands that if he continues lives, it is for Christ. He will continue to work for the glory God’s kingdom and help bring others to Christ. To live is Christ. And if he dies? Well then he will be in the presence of God for eternity! To die is gain! Either way, he knows that it will be good and that he will be “exalting Christ.”

  • I’m honestly not sure I understand what this verse means. Can someone explain it for me?

  • Sarah Rich

    I believe if you believe the Word we should let our lives be a reflection! For we are only pilgrims in a foreign land until we are with our Lord!!

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  • Thanks

  • I love Paul he knows me so well. Thanks for reminding me of my glorious future!

  • My favorite verse!

  • Tina, your thoughts were used today. I never thought of “to die” in reference to my old self and old ways. That will help me today. #1yearbackinthefold

  • Just a nugget from Matthew Henry´s commentary, similar to your point above, churchmouse:

    "The glory of Christ ought to be the end of our life, the grace of Christ the principle of our life, and the word of Christ the rule of it."

    My sketched out remix: Purpose. Guide. Plumb line. With His mercy.

    • churchmouse

      Thank you for sharing Matthew Henry’s fine words. And I’ll be thinking of your “remix” as a shorter way to remember it! Blessings to you today

  • churchmouse

    Living – it’s Christ. Dying – it’s Christ. Here – it’s Christ. There – it’s Christ. Christ in me – Christ with me – wherever. Amen and amen.

  • This verse is part of the lyrics to Toby Mac’s song Unstoppable so I will be singing it to myself all day!

  • Taking these words in, with a deep deep breathe, and truly believing and trusting that by God's grace, as I exhale…these words will replace all thAt is not of Christ within me….

    For to me, Christiana, to live is Christ, and to die( to the old self, the old ways) is total and utter gain…

    Thank you Jesus…Thank you…

    Happy Sunday….xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Katie

      Tina, thank you very much for sharing this, especially the ones about dying to old self and ways. It’s the perfect lens for me to view all that we get by living in Christ, total death to our old sinful selves and glorious life in Christ.

    • Stefanie J

      I love that perspective, death to my old self and old ways is gain. Beautiful! Happy Sunday!

    • HelenWalksinAwe

      Ooooh that breathing meditation is a brilliant idea! Thank you!!!

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