But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Philippians 1:18 NIV

What was the nature of Paul’s life?

Paul’s life was Jesus Christ. Paul was buried with Christ and raised to new life with Christ. Jesus Christ was living and dwelling with Paul reminds us of the personality of God dwelled with Jesus through His entire life and through eternity. The saint stands in the relation to Jesus Christ as Jesus Christ stands in relation to the Father. {The Lord sent Jesus into the world. ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16} The Father, Holy Spirit was dwelling in Jesus Christ. The works, words, talents and deeds of Jesus Christ was the works, words, talents and deeds of The Lord. The Lord Jesus is dwelling within all of us even if we don’t believe. As we are willing to be changed into the death of Jesus and the resurrection it will begin to be true of us to an ever-increasing stretch that our works, words, talents and deeds are not our own but proceed from The Lord, who has sent us in the world. Paul didn’t want to see no one perish. He wanted to see that all came to know Jesus Christ and rejoice.