There are many categories you could place yourself in these days:
Mac or PC
Tall or short
Owner or renter
iPhone or Blackberry
Pepsi or Coke
Sweet n Low or Sugar
…and the list goes on. I want to add 2 categories that not many people think of. I believe they’re the most important categories you will ever ponder. Where you fall in 1 of these 2 categories could determine where you spend eternity. They’re that important. Here they are:
1:21er or 2:21er
Let me explain.
1:21ers live life based on Philippians 1:21:
“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
2:21ers live life based on Philippians 2:21:
“For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.”
A 1:21er’s life is wrapped around the life of Christ. They’re not perfect, but they strive for perfection. Their daily activities are planned with purpose and in light of eternity. They see every day as a new opportunity to serve the Lord and share their faith with others. To live IS Christ.
A 2:21er’s life revolves around themselves. They are the center of their own universe. They’re always on a quest for more friends, more pleasure, more stuff. You might catch them with a bumper sticker on their car that reads “He who dies with the most stuff wins.” That’s their motto: get more stuff. If what they’re doing doesn’t make them happy, don’t expect them to stick around long. Life is about their comfort.
As you can tell, there’s a huge contrast between the two. Not only do these categories effect life on Earth, but most importantly, they effect life after Earth. For a 1:21er, …to die is gain. The same thing can’t be said about a 2:21er.
So which one are you? When you die, will it be to your benefit?