1 Peter 1:3-9
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, 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in
heaven for you, 5 who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6
In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, 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. 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, 9 for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.