A Call to Holy Living
To get rid of evil behavior, cry out for the nourishment of Spiritual milk (Word) to grow to full Salvation
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Published November 4th, 2017; Updated November 4th, 2017
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Throughout the Scriptures we are exhorted to stop sinning which usually results in good things. Most importantly that we become more like our God.  He gives good gifts to those who are obedient, even the greatest gift of salvation.
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Throughout the Scriptures we are exhorted to stop sinning which usually results in good things. Most importantly that we become more like our God. He gives good gifts to those who are obedient, even the greatest gift of salvation.
Put off your old nature and grow into the full experience of salvation because the LORD is indeed good.
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1 Peter 2:1-3
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j So put away all malice
Therefore put away all intention or desire to do evil
and all deceit
and put away all deception or misrepresenting the truth
and hypocrisy
and put away all pretense and claims of having good moral standards to which your actions do not conform
and envy
and put away discontentment and resentful longing for someone elses' posessions or qualities.
and all slander.
and put away making false statements about someone ruining there reputation.
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k Like newborn infants,
For like new born babies
long for the pure spiritual l milk,
you must crave pure spiritual milk
that by it you may grow up into salvation—
that you will go into a full experience of the salvation
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if indeed you have m tasted that the Lord is good.
Because you now have a taste of the Lords goodness.
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While the exhortation to stop sinning in the previous verses could be for all different reasons, the reason in this passage is to long for the pure spiritual milk to grow up into salvation so that the people might be saved if they have see that the Lord is good. Anyway you look at it--to put away our sinful nature to grow in our salvation is always the best reason to stop sinning.
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1 Peter 2:1-3
A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 1 j So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 k Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual l milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have m tasted that the Lord is good.
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