Devotional: Ephesians 1:1-3

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


Paul is writing to the Church at Ephesus to comfort and encourage them them in their Christian walk. There are times in life, especially in our Christian walk that we all need encouragement from others especially our church leaders and our Christian family. I don’t know of anyone especially in the world we live in today who doesn’t get discouraged. As a Christian we have an obligation to comfort others in need but there is no greater comforter than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our Father in heaven, and the Holy Spirit. When things are not going well we can take comfort in God’s grace and in the peace that only He gives us in times of trouble.


Ref: II Corinthians 1:2-3 Blessed (worthy to be praised) be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation (troubles), that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Through God’s grace and comfort to us we learn to comfort others in need.


Our Heavenly Father is worthy of our praise and honor. He is not only Jesus’ Father but He is our Father as well. He is our comfort in times trouble. All that is required of us is that we ask Him to comfort us. He blesses us with hope through Jesus Christ and He blesses us with the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us every day, giving us the ability to comfort others.


Heavenly Father, thank you for your comfort to us in times of trouble. Give us a heart of praise and worship for you and give us a heart willing to reach out and comfort others in their times of need. In Jesus Name, Amen

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