Good Morning Girls. Somehow, I thought I had blogged about my study, but I guess that I have not. (I did post a few thoughts on Instagram at the time, but I know that not all of my readers are on Instagram.) So I think that for awhile, I will plan some Scripture posts for Sundays.
These will just be very, very simple posts about my study of a selected passage for each chapter of 2 Corinthians. I'm just going to share from my journaling of each one. I used the SOAP method of Bible study. Bear with me on the autumnal graphics, which are also from Good Morning Girls. If I happen to have other graphics for these verses, I will use them.
So for 2 Corinthians chapter 1, the passage I looked at was verses 3-4.
S= "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
"Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted on God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
O= In verse 3, Paul blesses God, and addresses Him by several of His names:
The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Father of mercies
The God of all comfort.
This is the God who comforts us in all of our tribulations. One purpose of our suffering is so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the same comfort with which God has comforted us.
A= It's such a blessing to be reminded that our God is such a personal God. He is indeed the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He has many reasons for allowing difficulty in our lives, including spiritual growth and the development of patience. But He comforts us in all of our tribulations! And one purpose is so that we can reach out to others in trouble, and comfort them as God has comforted us.
P= "Lord, I thank and praise You so much that You are the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. These aspects of Your character bless my heart deeply. I thank You so much for the many ways and situations in which You have comforted me. I have felt at times even the sense of a reassuring hand on my shoulder, an assurance from You that all would be well. I pray that You will help me to extend a comforting hand and word to those who need it most, and that You'd bring me across their paths. In Jesus' name, Amen."