Peace and Hope
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we5:1 Many manuscripts let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we5:2 Or let us boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we5:3 Or let us also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.