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These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
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Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
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for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
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Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,
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trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.
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It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
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Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
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As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
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But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
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for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
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Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.
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