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Read 1 Peter 1:3-9


Read 1 Peter 1:3-9

1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1:4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

1:5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1:6 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials,

1:7 so that the genuineness of your faith--being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1:8 Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,

1:9 for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


" are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls." (1 Peter 1:9)
Salvation is more than just 'saving' it is about healing and wholeness.  Look for echoes of 'hope' and 'joy' in this passage - the goal of all of this is the fullness of love and joy in your being.


Although I have not seen you.
I love you.
And although I don't see you now.
I trust in you and rejoice.
Fill me with mysterious and glorious joy.

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