New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:3 glory in tribulations. “Glory” is the same Greek word as “rejoice” in Romans 5:2 and “joy” in Romans 5:11. It is also translated “boast” elsewhere. Christians not only can endure tribulations, but can learn to consider it a privilege to suffer for Christ’s sake (Philippians 1:29; I Peter 4:12-14). This in itself is a testimony to the reality of the Christian gospel.