Changing your spiritual diet.

August 27, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

–1 Peter 2:1-3

Do you want to experience lasting change in your Christian walk? Of course you do. I do, too. This lasting change is ours when we discipline ourselves to consume God’s Word.

You see, getting the Scripture inside us is essential to the miracle of transformation. So how do we do this? 

Well, in the verse above, Peter tells us to make room for the pure milk of the Word of God by getting rid of the toxic sin in our lives. Peter mentions five specific sins: malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.

Peter’s list here is suggestive of all the toxic stuff in our lives that needs to go. If you don’t get rid of the sin, it’s simply impossible to be a healthy, growing Christian.

Spiritually, the process of consuming God’s Word is just like the process of developing a healthy diet, physically. You and I have to purposefully stop consuming junk food in order to consume the things that are good for us! And it does us no good to eat both.

Lasting change is in your grasp, and God’s Word is the way to make it happen.

So I urge you, don’t waste this precious gift. Let go of sin and fill yourself with God’s Word!


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