If there be
therefore any consolation [comfort] in
Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the
Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of
one accord, of one mind—Phil.
these are to unity, peace, brotherly kindness!
suggest to us patience, forbearance, gentleness,
helpfulness and comfort one toward another in
the Church; that thus the Spirit of the Lord may abound
in all, that each may make the greatest possible
progress in the right way. Dear brethren, let us more and more be
worthy of the name of Barnabas—Comforter of the brethren.
Let us have the holy Spirit abounding in us more and
more, for this is the Lord’s good pleasure; that with it
dwelling in us richly we may be all sons and daughters
of comfort in Zion, representatives of our Father, and
channels of the holy Spirit, as well as of the
Parallel passages: 2.Cor. 13:14; John 7:39; 1.John 3:24;
Phil. 1:8; Col. 3:12; John 3:29; Rom. 12:16; 1.Cor. 1:10;
Phil. 3:16; 2.Cor. 13:11; Phil.