Philippians 1:20-26 (NLT)
20 For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. 21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. 22 But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. 23 I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. 24 But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.
25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. 26 And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.

Paul starts these verses by saying he wants to honor Christ and he expects never to be ashamed of his beliefs. Paul is torn between death and life. He knows death will bring him an eternal reward with Christ in heaven. But Paul also understands his time here on earth has a purpose far beyond his own and that is to do the work of Christ.

Jesus was speaking to the crowd and said the following, “Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?’And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' Christ is telling the people the ministries they are to perform. They are ministries of attending to the poor and hungry; providing shelters and clothes; watching over the sick and distressed; and visiting those who are bound in prison. These areas are where we can share the gospel of Jesus Christ while we minister to the needs of others. Jesus often took care of peoples needs and then He took care of their spiritual needs. He set an example and gave us the words to follow Him. Think about what you can do for Christ and don’t be ashamed to live according to His word; to live ministering to others; and live showing how you love your saviour!