My only comfort in life and death


“What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I am not my own, but belong body and soul to my faithful savior Jesus Christ.” Heidelberg catechism 

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (I Corinthians 6:19-20).

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:21-23).

Here I rest and here I flourish — in living and dying!

To God be the glory!

See also: Truths about life and death from three verses of Scripture.

Steve Cornell

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