Longing for the Word and putting away sin ~ 1 Peter 2:1-3

“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation – if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:1-3 Our sinful ways will always hound us and be ready and waiting at the door if we wander away from the study of God’s Word. His Word is meant to teach us what is true; about God and about ourselves, it is meant to warn and restrain us, to encourage and ultimately change us. Being able to put away our sinful impulses towards hostility, deceitfulness, hypocrisy, envy and gossip depends on a steady diet of pure spiritual milk, which is God’s Word. These two verses go together by no mistake, the teaching in God’s Word will guide us in putting our sin away so that we […]