The catechism makes a strong statement that we have only one comfort in life and in death. How can there be only one comfort rather than the top five or top ten comforts? Is it really possible to have only one comfort?
The Lord calls us to worship and to make the Lord our focal place. When we are called to worship as a people what is the basis of the Lord calling us to worship? How are we called out of the world to Worship our God and our King?
It is a good thing to desire the Lord’s sanctifictifying power. We should want such a thing if we take hold of Christ by faith. It is honorable, but do we think about what we are asking? We are people who are stained with sin. We are people who honor strength and not suffering. How does the Lord conform us to Him? Do we always enjoy this conforming power of the Lord? When is the Lord working us the most when it seems he has abandoned us?