12-30: The Benefit of Suffering
1 Corinthians 1:3-7 (NIV)
3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.
1. Our comfort OVERFLOWS so we may pass it on to others.
2. We suffer for the SALVATION of others.
3. We can only experience comfort when we are EMPTY.