Barnabas was so devoted to exhorting, consoling, and encouraging his brethren, the apostles gave him the name of the son of consolation. We see Barnabas’ encouraging nature, standing up for Paul and John Mark when it was very unpopular to put his arm around them. Then, Jesus Christ is the ultimate Son of Consolation, the Consolation of Israel, giving us everlasting consolation in his grace.
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