“I, I am the one who consoles you.” — Isa 51:12 NET
Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.—As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. For he knows what we are made of; he realizes we are made of clay.—“As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you.”—Casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.
You, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient and demonstrate great loyal love and faithfulness.—“Another Advocate… the Spirit of truth.”—The Spirit helps us in our weakness.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”
2 Cor 1:3-4, Ps 103:13-14, Isa 66:13, 1 Pet 5:7, Ps 86:15, John 14:16-17, Rom 8:26, Rev 21:4
You were called into fellowship with his son. — 1 Cor 1:9 NET
He received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.”—See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children.
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children.—If children, then heirs, namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ.
The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence.—“Let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.”
Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame.—“I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience my joy completed in themselves.”—Just as the sufferings of Christ overflow toward us, so also our comfort through Christ overflows to you.
2 Pet 1:17, 1 John 3:1, Eph 5:1, Rom 8:17, Heb 1:3, Matt 5:16, Heb 12:2, John 17:13, 2 Cor 1:5
Daily Light on the Daily Path - September 14
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.