For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow toward us, so also our comfort through Christ overflows to you. — 2 Cor 1:5 NET
Share in his sufferings.—But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.—If we died with him, we will also live with him.—If children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) – if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.
In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath, so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.—Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good thing you do or say.
Phil 3:10, 1 Pet 4:13, 2 Tim 2:11, Rom 8:17, Heb 6:17-18, 2 Thess 2:16-17
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.” — Luke 10:41 NET
“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, … Consider how the flowers grow; they do not work or spin…. So do not be overly concerned about what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things. For all the nations of the world pursue these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.—“But worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.”—Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,
Luke 12:24, Luke 12:27, Luke 12:29-30, 1 Tim 6:8-10, Mark 4:19, Heb 12:1
Daily Light on the Daily Path - June 14
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.