The Outcome of our Faith: The Salvation of Our Souls

The following passage from 1 Pet 1.3-12 is one of my favorite sections of Scripture. The imagery of God’s salvation humbles me as reminds me that he will keep me until his Son comes.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully,
11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

I long for the day when I will finally see my Savior! It is on that day that I will receive the salvation that God promised. Sometimes this world can really drag you down. The trials are real, and they are tough. They seem to never stop and have no end in site. You cry out for the Lord to intervene, and it seems like he waits to move. But in reality he does not wait. He moves at just the right time to help us. He knows just how to deliver us from the midst of the trial. He is so good and so holy. He is such a loving and merciful God. I am so thankful that I can be his son, and he my Father. Lord help me to be patient as you work on me. Help me to rejoice in the trials and seek your hand. Thanks you for redeeming me and saving me. Forgive me of my sin and impatience.


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