Friday, September 17, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 2 Corinthians 7:6
Thought of The Day : God who sees the pain of His people can bring comfort to their troubled soul.
LISTEN : Everyone wants absolute peace and comfort, sadly, the world cannot truly offer them to us, only God can. The world is full of wickedness therefore, to expect absolute peace and comfort is to expect the impossible. Only God can give peace and comfort (John 16:33). That’s why Jesus Christ came. He came to save sinners and to raise a special people for himself who will be readily prepared for good works (Titus 2:14). And one of the things that they must do is to give hope to the lost through the gospel of Christ Jesus, and to comfort the brokenhearted. No doubt, the world is full of people with heavy hearts, who are in great need of comfort and encouragement. They want to be comforted, not tormented. What does it mean to be comforted? It means to cause someone to feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc. It also means to give strength and hope to others, ease their grief or trouble, and console them when they are in pain. God wants us to be a source of comfort and support to those that are cast down. God is a God of comfort ; therefore, His children should be a source of comfort to those whose hearts are broken or threatened. Apostle Paul and his colleagues were comforted by the visit of Titus to them, when they were troubled in their missionary journey to Macedonia. The Bible says,
“Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus.”
2 Corinthians 7:6
In the same way, we should calm tension in the lives of others by comforting them in times of troubles. Beloved, if what you do is cause pains and heartaches to others, you have wasted your time in the world living a regrettable life. So, like God, let’s give comfort and peace to others as we await God’s absolute peace in the end. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to be a source of comfort and support to others, and not of grief and torment.
2. Do not offer yourself as a tool to the devil, but as instrument of righteousness to God.
3. Learn to feel the pain of others and do not be insensitive to their plight.
4. Offer your unsolicited support to the heartbroken and afflicted where necessary.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, You are the God of comfort and peace. Therefore, help me to comfort those who are in pain and not to add to their pain, in Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, may your life be a blessing to others, and may God cause others to be a blessing to you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : When the fear of God rules our hearts, we will comfort others and calm tensions and confusion in their minds, and not compound their woes.
Quote : “The world is full of wickedness therefore, to expect absolute peace and comfort is to expect the impossible.”
Biblical Fact: Did you know Simeon and Levi the sons of Jacob, kill the people of Shechem because Shechem the son of Hamor defiled their sister Dinah? (Genesis 34:1-27)
Stunning Fact: Did you know an iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes?
Bible Quiz : Why did king Saul visit the witch of Endor?
God bless you!