He had been chosen by God before the creation of the world and was revealed in these last days for your sake.
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from death and gave him glory; and so your faith and hope are fixed on God.
Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart. a23
For through the living and eternal word of God you have been born again as the children of a parent who is immortal, not mortal.
As the scripture says, 1 "All human beings are like grass, and all their glory is like wild flowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord remains forever." This word is the Good News that was proclaimed to you.