John 16

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“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

– John 16:33

The Gospel of John, like the other 26 books of the New Testament, was written in the Greek language, which is much more rich and expressive than English. Here in John 16:33 we see that richness as Jesus moves from the “subjunctive mood” to the “indicative mood” when He ways, “In Me you may (subjunctive) have peace. In the world you will (indicative) have tribulation.”

Every time I read this verse I find myself wishing Jesus would have said “In me you will have peace. In the world you might have tribulation.” But the fact is, tribulation in this fallen world is assured. Peace in Jesus is available and possible, but only as we trust in Him who overcame the world and all it’s tribulation.

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