Thursday, July 9, 2015

There Is Comfort For Every Affliction: Turn Your Eyes From The Affliction and Locate The Comfort! - 2 Cor.1:1-10

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If God allows pain and affliction upon you, it is because He has already provided comfort.

For every affliction, there is Comfort. For every battle there is Victory.

Going through the passage below, you will notice how, affliction and comfort are intertwined, but comfort wins at the end.

2 Corinthians 1:1-10
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother. To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
4 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.
5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
6 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.
7 Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself.
9 Why, we felt that we had received the sentence of death; but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead;
10 he delivered us from so deadly a peril, and he will deliver us; on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.



  • For every challenge, there is a way of escape
I Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

  • Jesus Overcame The World(=Affliction) so that we can overcome:
John 16:33 - I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

  • Paul had a proof of that:
2 Corinthians 4:8-10
8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.