Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Knowing God

Not sure how I ended up doing a word search in the Bible on the word comfort, but I have been blessed because I did. I believe in a world full of deception it is vital I know who my God is. Here are some of the scriptures that have the word comfort in the text. My prayer is that you will be blessed as much as I was in reading each one out loud.

Websters Definition of comfort: to soothe in distress and sorrow, one that comforts, a state of, or anything that provides, ease and quiet enjoyment.

O Great God of Comfort…
· Genesis 5:29
He named him Noah [ Noah sounds like the Hebrew for comfort . ] and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed."
· Ruth 2:13
"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls."
· Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
· Psalm 71:21
You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
· Psalm 77:2
When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted.
· Psalm 86:17
Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
· Psalm 119:50
My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
· Psalm 119:52
I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
· Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
· Psalm 119:82
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
· Ecclesiastes 4:1
[ Oppression, Toil, Friendlessness ] Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter.
· Isaiah 12:1
[ Songs of Praise ] In that day you will say: "I will praise you, O LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
· Isaiah 40:1
[ Comfort for God's People ] Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
· Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
· Isaiah 51:3
The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
· Isaiah 51:12
"I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass,
· Isaiah 51:19
These double calamities have come upon you— who can comfort you?— ruin and destruction, famine and sword— who can [ Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; Masoretic Text / how can ] console you?
· Isaiah 52:9
Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
· Isaiah 54:11
"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, [ The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. ] your foundations with sapphires. [ Or lapis lazuli ]
· Isaiah 57:14
[ Comfort for the Contrite ] And it will be said: "Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people."
· Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him,
· Isaiah 61:2
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
· Jeremiah 8:18
O my Comforter [ The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. ] in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.
· Jeremiah 31:13
Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
· Lamentations 2:13
What can I say for you? With what can I compare you, O Daughter of Jerusalem? To what can I liken you, that I may comfort you, O Virgin Daughter of Zion? Your wound is as deep as the sea. Who can heal you?
· Zechariah 1:13
So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
· Zechariah 1:17
"Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem.' "
· Zechariah 10:2
The idols speak deceit, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
· Matthew 2:18
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."
· Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
· Luke 6:24
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
· John 14:1
[ Jesus Comforts His Disciples ] "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God [ Or You trust in God] ; trust also in me.
· 1 Corinthians 14:3
But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
· 2 Corinthians 1:3
[ The God of All Comfort ] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
· 2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
· 2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
· 2 Corinthians 1:6
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.
· 2 Corinthians 1:7
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.
· 2 Corinthians 2:7
Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
· 2 Corinthians 7:6
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,
· 2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.
· Philippians 2:1
[ Imitating Christ's Humility ] If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
· 1 Thessalonians 2:12
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

1 comment:

flowerlady said...

that's a lot of comfort!