Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Part 2 of 5 Comfort from the bible
In Part 1, we saw that all comfort comes from God and that Paul gives the example of his own life, a life full of affliction but also full of comfort for us to follow.
Comfort should move in a circle between the believers (see Part 4).
In Part 2 our focus is on the comfort that we get from God’s Word, the bible.
Here are a number of examples of strong comfort from the bible.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod (discipline) and your staff (protection), they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows….
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.
The way scripture comforts us is by the indwelling Holy Spirit making the comforts of the bible alive to us. When we comfort others with a scripture, we are giving the Holy Spirit (the divine Comforter) an opportunity to comfort them. We will pick up on this in Part 3.