死了就有益處（21節），是因為能夠與基督同在 . . . 我們今生對於基督的愛與認識，只是預告將來我們死後的光景，這對基督徒而言是何等榮耀的盼望啊！正是這樣的確據，扭轉了基督徒面對死亡時的態度。當然，死亡會帶來許多痛苦和悲傷，有時甚至令人難以承當。然而我們正在起程回天家，將要見到耶穌基督，這個盼望必能使我們精神振奮！--傅格森，(字字珠璣--細讀腓立比書)
Happy Resurrection Day!
1 Corinthians 15:20 "But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."
Philippians 1:21 "For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
"Dying is gain because it means to be with Christ... What a glorious prospect for this is for the Christian: our knowledge and love of Christ in the present life are only preliminary to what awaits us after death. It is this assurance which transforms the Christian's attitude to death. Of course there is much about it that is painful and sad, sometimes deeply distressing. But this cheers our spirits: we are traveling home; we are going to see Jesus Christ!" - Sinclair B. Ferguson, Let's Study Philippians