Summary: We must let faith act in us for full service.
FAITH AND ITS ACTINGS
1st Peter 1:
(1) Faiths operation – unto salvation
1st Peter 1: 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
(2)The probation of faith – trial of your faith
1st Peter 1: 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
(3) The exultation of faith – joy unspeakable
1st Peter 1: 8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
(4) Consummation of faith—received at the end
1st Peter 1: 9Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: