Therefore, since through faithfulness we are made just,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom we have obtained access to this generosity in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
4 and endurance produces character,
and character produces hope,
5 and hope does not disappoint us,
because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.