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“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

The apostle Peter writes these words in his letter to the church to encourage the. In their walk with God and service to Him. Just in the previous verses, he writes telling them how it is impossible to desire and partake of the sincere milk of the word that they may grow by it (1 Peter 2:2). As the modern-day church, we must remember these words of the apostle.When we first came to faith in Christ, we were as newborn babies in need of the life-sustaining milk that the Word of God gives us.The apostle Paul speaks of this very thing in his letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 3:1-2). Lastly, Peter reminds us that coming to Christ, we are a lively spiritual stone, a royal priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God. In our daily walk, let us remember Peter’s words and seek each day to live as the lively stone of God and Christ.