What kind of comfort do you need?
The origin of the English word comfort from the Oxford online dictionary: “Middle English (as a noun, in the senses of strengthening, support, consolation; as a verb, in the senses of strengthen, give support, console): from Old French confort (noun) or conforter (verb), from late Latin confortare, strengthen, from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis, strong. The sense of something producing physical ease arose in the mid 17th century.”
Thus scriptural comfort is a reinforcement of strength – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.
In 2 Corinthians 1:4 the Apostle Paul said this about comfort:
- “who (i.e. the God of all comfort, v. 3) 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.” (KJV)
- “who comforts us in all our troubles, so that…
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