Put it Away

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 ESV

I have twins who just turned one. And let me tell you, they are eating machines!

In today’s verse, Peter instructs, “like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk.”

If we’re anything like my twins have been in the first year of their lives, it means we should be ravenous for the pure sustenance of the gospel. The “food” that has made us taste that the Lord is good.

When babies are hungry, everyone around knows it! They will do everything they can to get what their bodies need.

This is the pattern Peter says we should follow.

Now, what will happen when we do?

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Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

1 Chronicles 16:8 ESV

There is more to living the Christian life than just trying to be good and follow the rules.

Part of who we should be in Christ is a grateful people. It is God who provides for our basic needs like air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat that keeps the body alive. We should thank God for these necessities of life every day.

It is also God who

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