The Berean Expositor
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Both the epistle to the Hebrews, and the epistle to Peter have in common the theme,
"Present suffering and future reward". "Suffering" and "rejoicing" are close companions
in the epistle of Peter.
"Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations; that the trial of your faith being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen ye love; in Whom,
though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of
glory" (I Pet. 1: 6-8).
Peter, therefore, and those of like precious faith, could most certainly say, in view of
this unspeakable joy:
"My cup runneth over."