“To live is Christ” is only possible because Jesus Christ said “to die is gain.” His substitutionary death for us as our Suffering Servant has gained for him the love of his life. You. Me. And it has gained for us all that is his. His righteousness. His reward. His interceding grace. His life.
Revelation 5:1-14. Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back,
Exodus 13:13. Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons.