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2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (NIV)
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in 2 Corinthians today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Lord you have bound up my broken heart, healed my most painful wounds and given me hope and joy under my heaviest sorrows. Past experiences of Your comfort and support have helped me trust in You and have encouraged faith and hope. Allow me to share Your comfort and support with others who can be encouraged by my trust in You. Help me not to only support them in their time of need with prayer but in praise and thanksgiving. Allow me to serve You and them out of thanks for all that You have done for me. In Your precious name. Amen.