God is Not Interested in Your Comfort

What is it with the modern American church’s obsession with thinking God wants us to be comfortable? What then do you say to the underground church in China? That God has abandoned them because they are persecuted? God is not interested in our comfort. He is interested in having His way in us. And rightfully so. And when our happiness conflicts with His holiness, our happiness will either cease for the moment or we will reject God. “God of all comfort?” Read the whole context:

“Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you [is] steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also [you will partake] of the consolation.”  2 Cor. 1:3-7

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2 thoughts on “God is Not Interested in Your Comfort

  1. Good point. God is not so much concerned with our “creature comforts” as with the deliverance of our souls and lives from the power of sin and death. He is concerned with our eternal well-being. We should determine to be like Moses, who chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God then to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Or like Paul, who was willing to suffer the loss of all things that he might know and win Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

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