2 Corinthians 1:3 (NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
Praise be to God. How much do we really praise Him? David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1 NKJV). I wonder if we praise God like how David did? Can we praise God when we are suffering? Can we praise God when trouble comes our way? My friend, we ought to praise the Lord in the good times and in the bad times. Praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Praise God the Father of the Triune Godhead, the Trinity. For the Father gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that we may have life in Him. Praise the Son of the Triune Godhead, the Trinity. For the Son who knew no sin took upon Himself our sins, and He paid the penalty for them. The Lord Jesus Christ took our place on the cross. Jesus paid it all. And all to Him we owe. God is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. All mercies and comforts flow from God. God loves us that is why He saves us by His grace. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). Oh, how God loves us. But God does not save us by His love. We are saved by God’s grace. God so loved us that He provided a Savior for us, and His name is Jesus. My friend, the Lord Jesus Christ is Salvation. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We can come to God just as we are, but we have to come to God in Jesus Christ His Son. We have to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. There is no other way to the Father. We have been given mercy because God loves us. And now because of what Jesus did for us on the cross at Calvary, God is able to extend to us His grace. God’s grace is a free gift, but we must reach out and take hold of it, and make it our own. Meaning, we must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For faith my friend, is more than just saying “I believe”. As the Apostle James said, “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:18 NKJV). When the Lord Jesus Christ is real to you, God will comfort you when trials and tribulations come your way. For He is the God of all comfort. God will call upon the Holy Spirit to come alongside you to comfort you, to help you, to strengthen you, to fight for you, to relieve you of your loneliness, to ease your grief, and to calm your fears. My friend, God is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. And we ought to praise Him for He reconciled us unto Himself with the substitutional sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. We ought to praise God continuously with our lives.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.