For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Note 16 at Php 1:23: Paul was pulled in two directions: desiring to leave this life and be with Christ, and desiring to remain alive for the sake of the saints. In Php 1:25, he revealed his choice. He chose to stay in this life so that others might progress in the furtherance and joy of their faith. Paul's staying caused many to glorify Christ for Paul's safety and his visit to them again.
Note 17 at Php 1:23: Paul's way of thinking here is not the most common way of viewing things, even among Christians, but this really is impeccable logic. If we seriously thought about what the Scriptures teach us about our life with Christ after this physical life, we would all think like Paul. The things prepared for us (Joh 14:2-3) are so wonderful that we can't totally comprehend them with our finite minds (1Jo 3:1). We need to value our eternal lives more and our temporal lives less. This would solve many problems and remove a lot of grief.