Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 25, 2020

“But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us” – “I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Corinthians 7:1-7.

“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Make room for us in your hearts;  we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one.  I do not speak to condemn you, for I have said before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.  Great is my confidence in you;  great is my boasting on your behalf.  I am filled with comfort;  I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side:  conflicts without, fears within.  But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me;  so that I rejoiced even more.”  2 Corinthians 7:1-7.


“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 will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.  But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation;  or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;  and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.”  2 Corinthians 1:3-7.


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