The outcome of faith

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:1-12 (day six)
“obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.”  (v 9)  What is the outcome of faith?  The result?  It a question that needs to be clear for every believer.  Peter says the promised outcome of faith is salvation.  Not success. . .for some will experience criticism and public shame for the sake of Christ.  Not comfort. . .for all will be called to bear a cross of pain or grief.  The only promise (and the only one that ultimately matters) is salvation.  “I give eternal life to them and they shall never perish”  (John 10:28)  In a materialistic age, we must carefully consider.  Am I willing to follow Christ with eternal life as the promised outcome?   If life is hard and the road narrow, am I still glad to follow the Lord under these gracious terms?  “What shall it profit a man, if he gains the world and forfeits his soul?”   (Matthew 16:26)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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