Stop being hateful! Quit trying to fool people, and start being sincere. Don’t be jealous or say cruel things about others. 2 Be like newborn babies who are thirsty for the pure spiritual milk that will help you grow and be saved. (1 Pet 2:1-2 CEV)
This passage from the Bible first urges us to refrain from being entangled in evil and duplicity. We must desire to lay aside all jealousy and the use of crushing words. Rather, like innocent newborn children of God, desire the nourishing and maturing drink of God’s holy Word which will sustain and develop our spirit as well as our souls.
. . . since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God . . . (1 Pet 1:23 ESV)
We have been given a new life and made an entirely new creation through the imperishable seed of the never-ending Word of God. Christian brotherhood flows from our new birth from this perpetual, holy seed.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. (Ps 19:7-9 NASB)
God’s Word is unlike any other! It is separate and certain, reliable, right, pure, holy, and true. By faith in God and His Word, it revives those depressed by doubts, makes wise the simple, gives joy to the lover of truth, strengthens the despondent, and affords to us permanent principles of conduct, and by God’s grace bestows upon us a rich reward.
It is truly a pure spiritual drink for every believer. Glory to God!