Faith’s Ultimate Goal

How do we keep the faith in a world that is chaotic, corrupt and full of distractions?

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the pilgrims of the Dispersion… elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father…” 1 Peter 1:1-2

The apostle Peter was speaking to God’s elect (chosen ones), which is us today.

In the verses that follows, he talks about the preparation we must have during the trials of our faith, which must be pure as gold. He also talks about remaining joyful, even when going through temptation. However, he draws our attention to the ultimate goal of our faith.

“Receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:9

Out of everything that faith can give us, much more than material achievement or blessings… faith has to be kept for the SALVATION OF OUR SOULS.

And how can we keep the faith until the end in a world that is chaotic, corrupt and full of distractions?

“Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…
but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” 1 Peter 1:13-16

Being sober is not to allow oneself to get intoxicated (corrupted) with the things of this world. It’s to be alert to the proposals that evil brings to God’s chosen ones in order to make them fall into temptation and, consequently, lose the salvation of their souls.

Walking in holiness, or being holy, does not mean that a person will not commit any sin, but rather that they should not live in the practice of sin. It means that one should always make a self-evaluation of their conscience and have the desire to do the will of God above their own. This is only possible when we look into the mirror of the word of God (The Bible).

“But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:25

How is your faith? How is your soul?

May God enlighten your understanding.

Faith’s Ultimate Goal
  • Pastor Alessandro Silva

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