Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-9 (RSV)

1 Peter 1

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
5who by God's power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
7so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
8Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.
9As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls.

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