Five times in verses 3 and 4 the word “comfort” appears. Paul begins his letter with the assurance of the comfort of God in all sufferings, this comfort being the source of the same for others. Read slowly; savor these verses.
The word for “comfort” is the same word used in John’s Gospel for the Holy Spirit, “the Comforter,” from the Greek, Paracletos, “to be called to one’s side.” The Holy Spirit is the one at your side, poured forth to heal, restore, and deeply comfort your entire being.
Belief in the Holy Spirit is also the guarantee of all the promises of God in this world and the next. When the Holy Spirit is in evidence in you, you have a passport to the heavenly places you are entering right now.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
In this season of Pentecost this year,
we read 2 Corinthians.
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