Rejoice, really?

Week beginning: 10th January, 2021 | By Debbie Woods | Manchester

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we 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 we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:1-5 (NIV 1984)

What do we rejoice, or boast in? As lawyers we might be proud of our reputation, our status in society, our families, homes or careers.

That leaves us vulnerable to the effects of suffering when we fear, or actually experience, losing any of these t

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