Our faith will be tested

Aug 27, 2008
Our faith will be tested

12 Blessed is
the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he
shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love
The First Letter of
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the
Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 according
to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit,
unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you
and peace be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according
to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of
Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 unto an inheritance incorruptible, and
undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 who by
the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be
revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye
have been put to grief in manifold trials,
7 that the proof of your faith,
being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire,
may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus
8 whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of
9 receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 searching what
time or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did
point unto, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the
glories that should follow them.
12 To whom it was revealed, that not unto
themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have
been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you
by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to
look into.