We have been given God's Word to make us stronger and to be able to resit to evil.
By the Word of God we are given hope in which we can rejoice. By the message of the Holy Scriptures we can “rejoice in hope of the glory of God” Romans 5:2– and may this sustain us in “our sufferings”.
We may look ahead to Paul’s wonderful point in chapter 8,
“the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (verse 18).May we, by God's grace, be a part of his kingdom age.