Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
— 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, HCSB
Let us come to God as little children to learn from Him. When you learn His way you will be comforted by His words, and when you yourselves have been thus comforted, you will then be in a position to speak to others words of comfort.
If we have some spare time, we will not go to a magazine to read some foolish, trifling, lying story, but we will find something in the Word to commit to memory. Then when the enemy besets us, we can resist him with the written word of God. That is how Jesus met the enemy in the wilderness of temptation, not with arguments of His own to match those of Satan, but with a plain, “It is written.”
You can baffle the great enemy by speaking words in season to those around you. You can meet his temptations with words of Scripture, and you will thereby become strengthened. You will thus be perfecting characters that will prepare you for a transfer to the future, immortal life, where there will be no danger of being overcome by a tempting devil.
Let us put our entire trust in our heavenly Father, that we may be filled with His word, and meet the devil with a power that he cannot resist.
If our hand grasps the hand of Infinity. Satan cannot lead us captive. There is a power in the simplicity of true Godliness, for heavenly angels are round about us. We are not left to struggle helplessly against our natural evil dispositions.
Wherever we are we can send up a silent prayer to God and receive from Him just the help that is needed. Our God understands all our needs.
—The Wisconsin Reporter, September 15, 1909
Come to God as little children to learn from Him.
In your spare time, find something in the Word to commit to memory.
When the enemy besets you, resist him with the written word of God. Meet the enemy with a plain, “It is written.”
Grasp the hand of Infinity. Send up a silent prayer to God and receive from Him just the help that is needed.