William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 1:6 - 1:6

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William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 1:6 - 1:6

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As if the apostle had said, "What sufferings soever I have met with in my ministerial office, you have the benefit of them, and special advantage by them; and therefore you ought not to despise me upon the account of my sufferings, (as do the false prophets, and would have you do,) byt you ought the more to honour me for them, and be encouraged yourselves by them; and when I am comforted, it is beneficial for your consolation, inasmuch as you may confidently expect the same relief."

Learn hence, That the sufferings and afflictions which we endure for Christ, do not only turn to our own good, but redound greatly to the good and benefit of the church of God, and consequently should not disanimate or dishearten our fellow-Christians, but rather be matter of comfort or consolation to them. If we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation: he adds, If we be comforted, it is for your consolation also; thereby plainly intimating to us, that Almighty God doth by all his dispensations, both of mercy and correction, promote and carry on the salvation of his own children and people.