August 18, 2017

My reflections this morning took me to the letter of 1 Peter chapter one.  Peter was writing to encourage and strengthen believers during difficult times. 

Chuck Swindoll says of this letter to:

“…receive it as a personal missile sent from God’s arsenal of encouragement targeted for your heart.”

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.  But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’

…therefore rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

Peace

Jim

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