God has given you strong and everlasting comfort by grace in Christ.

God has given you strong and everlasting comfort by grace in Christ.

“we might have strong [ischuros] consolation [paraklesis], who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.” (Heb 6:18)

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation [paraklesis] and good hope by grace” (2Thes 2:16)

“And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.” (Acts 9:31)

“that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Rom 15:4)

“Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus” (Rom 15:5)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2Cor 1:3-4)

“For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.” (2Cor 1:5)

“Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation [paraklesis] and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted [parakaleo], it is for your consolation [paraklesis] and salvation.” (2Cor 1:6)

“And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.” (2Cor 1:7)

“And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation [paraklesis] of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.” (Lk 2:25)

Reading: Heb 6-8; Matt 23