Our God is a God of all comfort. In this lab, John Piper calls us to not only see this as fact, but to rejoice in it as a cause for worship.
Some questions to ask as you read and study 2 Corinthians 1:3–6:
- When you face suffering, where do you go first for comfort?
- How is God the Father described in 2 Corinthians 1:3–6? Why does this matter? Watch the lab and see if you agree with John Piper’s answer.
- When in your life did you feel God’s comfort the most? How would you explain it to someone who is suffering?
Principle for Bible Reading
Find Promises in Who God Is
The Bible is a book full of promises. We can excavate some of them in places many do not see at first glance. Most identify promises where someone swears that they will do something for someone else. John Piper finds implicit promises in statements concerning who God is or what he does. When texts describe God’s unchanging character or disposition towards his people, they are promises for us today.