Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 1:1-11 (day four)
Unfortunately, many of our decisions are made based on our own personal comfort. Whether it is physical comfort, emotional comfort, or intellectual comfort, we seek what is perceived to be best for us. We sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that God saved us, delivered us, or provided for us solely for our good because He loves us. The end result is for our benefit.
Paul instructs the church in Corinth (as well as us today) that God brings comfort to us in time of need so we can offer hope to others when they face difficult times. Even providing for an opportunity for them to intercede for us, gives them cause to give thanks to God. The focus of God’s work in our lives is for the benefit of others. God’s blessing in our lives is the result of the prayers of others. Think God’s glory and the good for others…rather than our own personal comfort!