Have you ever viewed death as a deliverance rather than a defeat?
That’s what Paul does in Philippians 1:19-21. He’s in jail and his beloved First Church of Philippi is in trouble. Rival pastors were fighting each other (1:15-18), the believers were fighting each other (1:27), and external opponents were fighting them all (1:28-29). How will God get me out of this? the Philippians asked each other.
Paul answers with a surprising view of deliverance, that we do well to embrace.