1 Peter 1:3-9 Reading the Passage

Exercise Your Christian Faith – 1 Peter 1:3-9

1 (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in accordance with his great mercy has given us new birth for a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead—(4) for an inheritance that is imperishable and unspoilable and permanent, reserved in heaven for you (5) who by the power of God are being preserved through faith for the salvation that is ready to be revealed at the last time. (6) In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, since it is necessary, you have been brought to grief by all kinds of trials. (7) This has happened so that the genuineness of your faith—being of greater value than gold which perishes—having been tested by fire, may be verified, resulting in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (8) Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, by believing in him you greatly rejoice with a joy that is inexpressible and glorious—(9) obtaining as the result of your faith the salvation of your souls.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.