Do Not Be Conformed

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:13-25; 2:1-10 (day four)
V. 14 – “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,”  Our ignorance was the period of our life when we were not under the purifying tutelage of the Holy Spirit.  Even after we have been called into a relationship of grace and obedience, we may still revert back to our conformity with the world and its philosophies.  How many of us have repeated thoughts or ideas as truth, when, in fact, they run contrary to scripture.  We heard the pithy thought from someone we deemed reliable or smart, and adopted it as our ‘wisdom’.  A good question to ask of any truth or statement would be, “where is this found in scripture?”  God is holy…a huge descriptive word of His character.  We are to be holy, just as He is holy.  Ask God to search your heart for any deceptive thought that may reside there and to cleanse it with the blood of Christ.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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