Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. – Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. – As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. – Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.
Thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Another Comforter … even the Spirit of truth. – The Spirit … helpeth our infirmities.
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
ISA. 51:12. II Cor. 1:3,4. Psa. 103:3,14. Isa. 66:13. I Pet. 5:7. Psa. 86:15. John 14:16,17. Rom. 8:26. Rev. 21:4.
September 14 evening
Ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son.
He received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. – Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.
Be ye … followers of God, as dear children. – If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.
The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person. – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame. – These things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. – As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
I COR. 1:9. II Pet. 1:17. I John 3:1. Eph. 5:1. Rom. 8:17. Heb. 1:3. Matt. 5:16. Heb. 12:2. John 17:13. II Cor. 1:5.