Day 344 - 1 Peter 2, Verses 1-7

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
V. 1 What goes out of our new life. "Malice" means thinking bad thoughts about others. "Guile" means to deceive or to be tricky. "Hypocrisies" means to pretend to be something we are not. "Envies", to want to be what we are not. "Evil speaking", bad talking. All must go out of our life, if we are going to be ready for the next verse.
V. 2 Be thirsty, (like new-born babies are) for the spiritual food, the milk of the Word of God. This is the only food for our new life in Christ.
V. 3 We never will find the Bible attractive unless we have tasted that the Lord is good.
V. 4 Christ is the living Stone. The unsaved refuse Him, but He is precious to God, and precious to us!
V. 5 Most important verse. Every believer is also a living stone. But more than that, every believer is now a priest! We are able to offer up spiritual sacrifices (not dead animals as in the Old Testament) to God. They are acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. We do not need any other man to come between God and us (i.e. priest or minister).
V. 7 Is He precious to you? To a believer He should become more precious each day.