Luke 23: 43
He (Jesus) replied to him, "Amen, I say to you,
you will be with me in Paradise."
2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
So we are always courageous, although we know that
while we are at home in the body we are away from
the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yet we are
courageous, and we would rather leave the body
go home to the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
(Jesus) died for us, so that whether we are
asleep we may live together with him.
For to me life is Christ, and death is gain. If I go on
living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.
I do not know which I shall choose. I am caught between
the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ,
(for) that is far better.