Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; constant in prayer;
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AD 400
Even if the times do not allow us to speak publicly about our faith, nevertheless we must rejoice in tribulation, for this sadness brings joy…. With the joy of hope we can endure tribulation, knowing that the things which are promised to those who suffer are much greater. Prayer is essential if we are to survive tribulation! Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
We rejoice in hope in order to look forward to the rest to come and so conduct ourselves cheerfully in the midst of toils.

Gennadius of Constantinople

AD 471
God’s mercy does not abandon you in these circumstances, but you are constantly and everywhere helped by him in all things. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
All these things are fuel for the fire of the Spirit…. There is nothing which makes the soul so courageous and venturesome for anything as a good hope.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
(Again, your apostle says: ) "Rejoicing in hope; ". "Patient in tribulation.". "Bless, and curse not"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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