So, this year, I've been on the look out for passages in the Bible that clearly outline what the will of God is for His people. So far, I've written about what I've found here and here. And now part 3.
1 Peter 2:1-2
"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."
God's Will: These are the things God doesn't want to see in your life: deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.
1 Peter 3:8-9
"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing."
God's Will: As part of the body of Christ, God desires for us to be loving, compassionate, humble, and caring.
1 Timothy 1:5
" The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."
God's Will: Love. 1 John 4:16 says that God is love. And we are supposed to be Christ like, therefore, love better be a part of who we are.
" keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
God's Will: Once again, stay away from evil and deceit. Seek after goodness and peace. In fact it says, "Pursue peace." So don't just open your door to peace, don't just passively hope for it, pursue it. Go after it. Peace is a good thing.
Isaiah 26:3 "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in you."
Today may you pursue the peace that is found in the One who gave you life. Happy Tuesday.