1 Peter 1:8-9 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
When I read this verse a few months ago, I thought, "Wow, inexpressible and glorious joy." Then I read verse nine. "the salvation of our souls?" I usually tend to think of salvation as eternal life in heaven, which we obviously don't get until we die. In this verse, "the salvation of your souls" is referring to our souls' deliverance from the power of sin. Think on this truth for a moment. Through Jesus, we have victory over sin! We don't have to give in to temptation! That's something worth rejoicing over!