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1 Peter 2:1-3 Word of God is the Pure milk

Matthew 22:29
Jesus answered and said to them, ?You are mistaken/you are wrong/deceived, neither knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Power of God is in the word of God.

Leviticus 8:22-23

Moses brought the second ram, the ram of consecration. Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, and Moses killed it. Also he took some of its blood and applied it on the tip of Aaron?s right ear, right thumb, and the right great toe.

Consecrating his ears to listen the Word of God,consecrating his hands to do the will of God, consecrating his legs to walk in the the way of God. Completely dedicating the life for the Glory of God. If you could do it, God will call you my faithful servant.

Same verses we can see in the new testament,
Romans 12:1-2

Renewing mind
There are lots of foolishness ,myth and human traditions we have stored in our mind by the influence of  our old nature ,and people around us..When you meditate on the word of God and if you are able replace the old things completely with the truth, this process is called renewing of the mind, without your knowledge your inner man will become stronger day by day and your outer man or flesh will become weak. By doing so, you are transforming to the divine nature of Christ.

All the prayer of Jesus were answered, because Jesus know the will of His Father otherwise,He knows the heart of His Father.

So you can understand the will of God in your life by knowing the Heart of God .In the word of God we can see the heart of God.

Spiritual Growth
Reading the word of God and understanding what it means and applying it in your life by the help of Holy spirit is so important in your life  for the spiritual growth.

 God is speaking to us through his Son.
Hebrew 1:1-2

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

Bible says We are in the end times. In the old testament God talk to people through prophet and teachers, but in the end time God is talking to us through his son, that is the Word of God.

Matthew 14:25-26

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, ?It is a ghost!? And they cried out for fear.
Disciple cried out because they were so frightened, they thought the one was walking on the water is a ghost

1 peter 2:1-3

2 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,[a] 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

You have been born again by the great mercy of God.

1.1 peter 1:14-16 be Holy
As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, ?Be holy, for I am holy.?[c]

1 peter 1:22-15

Love your brethren as you love yourself.

To fulfill all these 2 responsibility

1 peter 2:2

Crave for the word like babies craving for the milk.
Why people are not interested in bible study, they are not reading bible, so they are not growing spiritually.

1.    Be holy because your Father in Heaven is holy.
2.    Love your brothers because Jesus died for us, he is our elder brother.
3.    Drink pure milk, that is word of God for your spiritual maturity.
4.    Lay aside 5 things

1 peter 2:1

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking.

Malice :
Ill will, desire to hurt others, bitterness toward others,it is from the heart.

Ex: Israelites when they were in the desert, they always had complaint about something. They were not satisfied.

Deceit: hiding the truth for gaining the personal benefits by action or words.
Ex: Jacob, the way he used to get blessings from his father Isaac.

Wearing a mask, a stage actor. A acting christian not a living christian.
Ex: Ananias and Saphira

Christians are jealous because other Christian are blessed, Christians are happy because the fellow Christian lost something.

Evil speaking

Gossip / speaking down someone?s reputation.

These 5 things christian do.

So peter was saying that, lay aside all these 5 things because

if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Real interpretation is not if indeed, but since indeed

Since indeed, look, once we were sinners, rejected, not found mercy on anyone?s eyes, but he found us, with his great mercy, he has forgiven all our sins, and transgressions

Why can’t you lay aside all these malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, evil speaking for your spiritual growth.