How does Paul describe God?
The Father of mercies, God of all comfort
What does this passage say about God's comfort?
He comforts us in all our tribulations
He wants us to partake in consolation & salvation - whether by sufferings or by being comforted
What is God's hope for you? What does He want you to share?
His hope is for me to be steadfast. He wants me to share in the consolation.
Notice that this passage says even the righteous have afflictions. What does it say about God?
It says that God doesn't treat people differently based on how "religious" they are. He delivers everyone from their afflictions if they cry out to Him.
What do the following verses teach about God's comfort and love?