Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Sunday benediction

I really like some of the little benedictions, of sorts, that I have been rediscovering in the letters written by the apostle Paul in the Bible. Here is one I came upon in 2 Thessalonians 2:16 (ESV) recently:
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.
Isn't that splendid? I particularly like "eternal comfort and good hope through grace" (the Holman version uses "encouragement" instead of "comfort", which is nice too).

A good Sunday to you all.

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