The Proving of Your Faith

You who through faith
are shielded
by God’s power
kept, guarded, protected
until the coming of the salvation
that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5

God's power will protect you until the last day.
Then He will save you,
just as He has always planned to do.

God’s power protects you through your faith,
and it keeps you safe until your salvation comes.

That salvation is ready to be given to you at the end of time.

In all this you greatly rejoice,
though now
for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief
in all kinds of trials, 1 Peter 1:6

distressed by trials and suffering temptations,
even if it’s necessary for you
to be distressed for a short time,
you may have to experience grief,
temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and temptations.

There is wonderful joy ahead,
even though the going is rough for a while down here.

So be truly glad.
There is wonderful joy ahead,
even though you must endure many trials for a little while.

You should greatly rejoice
in what is waiting for you,
even if now for a little while you have to suffer various trials.

These have come,
this is necessary
so that your faith may be found genuine...

of greater worth than gold,
which perishes even though refined by fire—
may result in praise, glory and honor
when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:7

Your troubles have come in order to prove that your faith is real.

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