According to my earnest expectation and my hope,
that in nothing I shall be ashamed,
but that with all boldness, as always,
so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,
whether it be by life, or by death.
For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain. Philippians 1:20-21
What a life verse this would be.
According to my earnest expectation and hope (what are my expectations and hopes? Are they Christ centered or me centered? )
that in nothing I shall be ashamed (Do I live in a way that I have nothing to be ashamed? Am I ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?)
But with all boldness, as always, (am I bold about my salvation in Jesus, always?)
so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body (am I magnifying the Lord like a telescope does -great, magnificent objects brought near or like a microscope which makes much of something small? Lord may it be a telescope!)
whether it be by life, or by death (in all circumstances, even those I don't understand, do I glorify the Lord?)
For me to live is Christ (is my life permeated with Jesus?)
and to die is gain (do I look forward to my eternal home with great expectation?)