From Jim’s Heart—
If I asked your wife to tell me when you last gave her comfort, what would she say? If you are like a lot of husbands (me included!), it’s been a long time. We men get so used to receiving tender care, especially from our wives. They’re right there whenever we need them. Anytime we’re down, or things aren’t going well at work, there they are, angels of mercy and comfort. It seems so natural for them!
But all believers are exhorted to “put on a heart of compassion” (Colossians 3:12), and that includes you and me.
How can you develop in this vital area of your Christian walk? How can you begin to give more comfort to your wife?
- First, remember that God has demonstrated His compassion to you.
- Next, acknowledge that the “Comforter,” the Holy Spirit, lives in you. Allow His powerful mercy to flow through you into the lives of others, starting with your sweet wife.
- Finally, remember that God comforts us so that we may do the same (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
“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 affliction,
so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction,
with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
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