Today I am sharing a throwback song from Sidewalk Prophets previous album “Something Different.” It’s a song that is based on our single verse we will look at in the devotion today. And it’s another fantastic track from one of my favorite bands.
21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)
This simple sentence above is the truth we are supposed to hang our hats on as Christians. We live for Christ so that in death, we gain our eternal reward. But do we really believe that? Are we living in Christ? Do we help lift up those around us to live righteous lives so they can not fear death and can march confidently into the next world? Do we stand in the truth that our time in our physical bodies is temporary?
Well, judging by the absolute fear this world was gripped by when COVID-19 hit the scene, I would say we are definitely not living and believing Christ is life and death is our gain. We were paralyzed by fear of contracting this invisible virus. And with good reason, the way we had been living as a society was nowhere near the expectations Christ had for us. But we should not have feared death, Jesus took the sting of such fear away two thousand years ago. Live a righteous life for Christ and there is nothing to fear or worry over. Live for creation, live for others and you will live for Christ.
Reading plan: Philippians 2:1-11
Deeper reading plan: Isaiah 40, 41, 42
Prayer and meditation: Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.
Fitness challenge: Sprint work. Ladder Work!
½ mile warm-up
200, 400, 400, 600, 600, 400, 400, 200
½ mile cool-down