IN THE WORLD YOU SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION, BUT…

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Matthew Henry:  While we have God’s favourable presence, we are happy, and ought to be easy, though all the world forsake us. 

Barnes:  In the world – Among the men to whom you are going. You must expect to be persecuted, afflicted, tormented.

JFB:  In the world ye shall have tribulation—specially arising from its deadly opposition to those who “are not of the world.”

Poole:  In the world ye meet with troubles, which you will certainly do, because the world hateth you.

Gill:  It is in him, and in him only, in his person, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, which speak peace, pardon, and atonement, that a soul finds any true, solid peace, rest, comfort, and joy; 

There is a peace by Christ, which he has made for his people by the blood of his cross; 

and there is a peace in him, which is enjoyed through faith’s looking…

to his blood for pardon, 

to his righteousness for justification, 

to his sacrifice for atonement and satisfaction; 

and by having communion with him, 

and discoveries of his love, 

and by seeing safety and security in him.

In the world ye shall have tribulation; 

from the instance and example of Christ, who was all his life a man of sorrows; 

from the conformity of the members to the head; 

from the divine appointment that has so determined it; 

from the natural enmity of the world to the saints; 

from the experience of the people of God in all ages.

Pulpit:  Peace – adequate support amid the crushing force and vehement hostility of the world.

Luther:  “That is the last word given, and struck into their hand by way of good-night. But He concludes very forcibly with this, and therefore has He finished the entire discourse.”

Luther:  “He does not say: Be comforted, you have overcome the world, but this is your consolation, that I, I have overcome the world; my victory is your salvation.” 

Meyer:  And upon this victor rests the imperishability of the church.

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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