"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word."
(2 THESSALONIANS 2: 16-17, ESV)
So where can we go to obtain lasting comfort? We don’t have to go anywhere. As this blessing makes clear, eternal comfort is something that God our Father gives to us. We can’t buy it, earn it or manufacture it; it is a gift received by faith. It is by grace we have been saved through faith – faith that Jesus has done everything necessary to bring us into a right relationship with the Creator of the universe. We have assurance that in Christ we are loved by God our Father. It is there that we find a deep, unmovable, never-ending comfort which transcends our circumstances.
"UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS AN ILLOGICAL NOTION, BUT SUCH A GREAT AND POWERFUL ONE."
(A.J. JACOBS, THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY, 2008)
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 11-12
- Psalm 136
- Ephesians 3-4