The apostle Paul was a man who, in the face of great adversity, was filled with joy. He knew real living was more than the social and material gain sought by people today. Even while in prison Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and the die is gain” (Phil. 1:20-21).
You will probably never be called upon to live through the severe circumstances Paul faced.
Yet it’s so easy for your joy to be robbed by many much lesser problems and day-to-day irritations. How did Paul rejoice despite his difficulties? And what can you do to rejoice constantly, no matter what happens?
John MacArthur’s study To Live Is Christ, a series on Philippians 1:12-26, will help you see beyond immediate discouragements and learn to truly live!