176. My Only Comfort

What is your only comfort
in life and in death?

That I am not my own,
but belong—
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

Christ has fully paid for all my sins with his
precious blood,
and has set me free from all the power of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.
Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 1

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First Line: What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Title: My Only Comfort
Publication Date: 2002
Topic: Faith
Source: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1, as translated in 1989 for the Reformed Church in America
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