2 Corinthians 1:1-7

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

God of All Comfort

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. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.[a] If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

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One response to “2 Corinthians 1:1-7

  1. God’s challenges come with strength and comfort. He does not always deliver us from the test, the pain, or the challenge. But He does allow us to see His purpose, give us grace to endure, and send His Spirit and His saints to be with us and walk with us.

    This is not hypocrisy coming from this man. He knew prison and torture, physical illness and rejection. Yet he also knew well the comfort and promise of God’s strength and he reminds this church, and us, of this promise in this letter.

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