Comfort of God

November 20, 2021
Comfort of God

Our God is many things, one of them being the comforter. 2 Corinthians begins with a long passage on the God of comfort, and also how we, as Christians, can then take that comfort and pass it on to others.

Some people mistakenly view God as a large menacing figure in the heavens who punishes people for their wrongdoing. To them he is somewhat scary. However this passage is an encouraging reminder of God’s love for his people.

He is not unkind, only just, and he will punish those who have not excepted his grace and he will comfort those whom he has extended grace over.

This verse not only encourages us in God’s comforting character, but also that our suffering is not in vain but will be used for the glory of his kingdom. When God comforts us he is also intending for us to take that comfort to comfort others. Our pain opens doors for us to encourage those around us and perhaps comfort a non-believer in a way they have never experienced before.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who 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.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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