Comfort and complacency
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The difference between comfort and complacency is huge. COMFORT – The basic concept for comfort in both the Old and New Testaments is encouragement, whether by words or the presence of another to help in time of need. Synonymous words are console, help, give relief, cheer up, exhort, and fear not. COMPLACENCY – A self-satisfied state of negligence or carelessness, especially in relation to one’s personal situation. Many have taught that we are not to be comfortable or live in comfort. The confusion is they teach comfort as complacency. Comfort is focused on God whereas complacency is focused on self. He is the God of all COMFORT and the Holy Spirit is called the COMFORTER. God doesn’t want you complacent, but He wants you in comfort. He wants us to know that He is an ever present help in the time of need. He wants us to know that He will deliver us in all circumstances. Don’t feel guilty when your Heavenly Father gives you comfort. We are not to neglect Him and His ways which is complacency, but we should feel comfortable around Him because He is the God of all COMFORT! 2 Corinthians 1:3-5