Holy Spirit ---- Comforter I read this statement by an author unknown which says : God does not comfort us to make us comfortable but to make us comforters. That is what the Holy Spirit does - Jesus said He would send the “ Comforter “ …. Meaning the Holy Spirit . In reading the 23rd Psalm vs 3-4 – God says I will fear no evil , for He is with me , and His rod and His staff will comfort me . Upon searching about the shepherd , we find that the “ rod” was used by the shepherd for beating and smiting - for chastisement . The staff was a pole with a crook at the end to grab any straying sheep . Likewise our Shepherd needs to chastise us from time to time to keep us on the track of righteousness and uses His Word to draw us back to the fold . In essence Our Shepherd who has given us the Holy Spirit as a comforter also wants us to extend that comfort , as we are comforted , we need to comfort others..