2 Corinthians 1:4 – Receiving and Giving Comfort

Today’s Reading: Job 20:1‐22:30, 2 Corinthians 1:1‐11, Psalm 40:11‐17, Proverbs 22:2‐4

2 Corinthians 1:4 (God) comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

 

 

Context: In his introduction to 2 Corinthians, Paul thanks God for the comfort he offers to and through his followers.  He uses the word that most of our bibles translate as comfort (parakaleo/paraklesis – also translates as encourage) 10 times in verses 3-7.

Observations:

  • God) comforts us in all our affliction
    • so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction
      • with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Comfort is an overlooked part of God’s ministry to and through us.  Experiencing God’s comfort through prayer, His Word and His people has been life transormational for me.

Apply: Today, I want to look for the opportunity to allow God to comfort others through me.

Have you experienced God’s comfort in your areas of pain?  Who do you know that needs to receive God’s comfort through you?

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