Comfort in life & death

Q. What is your only comfort

in life and in death?

A. That I am not my own,^1

but belong—

body and soul,

in life and in death—^2

to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.^3

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,^4

and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.^5

He also watches over me in such a way^6

that not a hair can fall from my head

without the will of my Father in heaven:^7

in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.^8

Because I belong to him,

Christ, by his Holy Spirit,

assures me of eternal life^9

and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready

from now on to live for him.^10

^1 1 Cor. 6:19-20

^2 Rom. 14:7-9

^3 1 Cor. 3:23; Titus 2:14

^4 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:2

^5 John 8:34-36; Heb. 2:14-15; 1 John 3:1-11

^6 John 6:39-40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:5

^7 Matt. 10:29-31; Luke 21:16-18

^8 Rom. 8:28

^9 Rom. 8:15-16; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13-14

^10 Rom. 8:1-17

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