God does not COMFORT us to make us COMFORTABLE

This text below was something that my mother in-law kept and was special to her and I felt it was appropriate for today and every day. It is nice to have a small reminder like this of who Christ is, the Great Comforter.

I kept the context exactly as it was, including the caps, those are not mine, but how the piece was written.

A man may go to heaven without health, without wealth, without fame, without a great name, without learning, without culture, without friends, without ten thousand other things. But he can never go to heaven without Christ.

It is not what we EAT
but what we DIGEST
that makes us strong;
not what we GAIN
but what we SAVE
that makes us rich;
not what we READ
but what we REMEMBER
that makes us learned;
and not what we PROFESS
but what we PRACTICE
that makes us Christians.

God does not COMFORT us to make us COMFORTABLE, but to make us COMFORTERS.

I had never read this before today but it was something she kept and laminated. Something good to remember where ever we are in life. Have you ever noticed how many names Jesus actually has been called. I did a name study one time and it is truly amazing.

One of those names is surely the Comforter, but he also calls on us to do the same.

2 responses to “God does not COMFORT us to make us COMFORTABLE”

  1. this is good to hear because so often I feel SOO uncomfortable. Sometimes I get into that “woe is me” mentality. But we are called to rise above that, find our joy in Christ and help others to do the same. “Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be given to you.” To me this means that if I am doing what God asks and following His will that He will take care of my needs. My needs are not for me to worry about…thats God’s job.

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