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Today we being the first letter written by Peter, one of Jesus’ original 12 disciples. The letter was written as an encouragement to Christians who were driven out of Jerusalem and scattered throughout Asia Minor. Because of persecution, many believers kept waiting for something more from their obedience, but in 1 Peter 1:9 Peter makes things clear, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your soul. The ultimate goal of our faith is spending eternity in the presence of God through our salvation from Christ’s sacrifice. Everything else is icing on the cake.

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