Friday, October 15, 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 our troubled soul.
LISTEN : God is the author of peace. He gives peace and comfort to those who trust in Him. No matter the crisis, peace is available to the man of faith. When you trust God in all situations He makes peace available to you by crushing the devil under your feet. The Bible says,
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.“
Everyone wants peace and comfort, sadly, the world cannot truly offer them to us. 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. In the same way, we should calm tensions 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. 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. Don’t 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 Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and was tempted by the devil? (Matthew 4 1:).
Stunning Fact: Did you know an iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes?
Bible Quiz : Who was the last child of Jacob?
God bless you!