Morning:

Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 2:11; Hebrews 6:17–18; 1 Peter 4:13

As we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Share his sufferings.—But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.—If we have died with him, we will also live with him.—If children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.—Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Romans 8:17 (Listen)

17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

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2 Corinthians 1:5 (Listen)

For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave‘>1 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Footnotes

[1] 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave

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Luke 12:29–30 (Listen)

29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

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1 Timothy 6:8–10 (Listen)

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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Hebrews 12:1 (Listen)

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

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