I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. § As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. § As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. § [Cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.
He will give you another Helper … the Spirit of truth. § The Spirit … helps in our weaknesses.
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
Isa. 51:12; 2 Cor. 1:3–4; Ps. 103:13–14; Isa. 66:13;
1 Peter 5:7; Ps. 86:15; John 14:16–17; Rom. 8:26; Rev. 21:4
You were called into the fellowship of His Son.
He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” § Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
Be imitators 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 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 may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. § As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Peter 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