Passage: 1_Peter 1:22~2:3  

Key verse: 1:23

1. The word of the Lord (1:22-25)

Love is the command of Jesus for his people. It is the fruit of the word of God. The word of God gives life-new birth-to those who obey the gospel truth. God's life is eternal. The world is perishing, and the glory of the world is fading. But the word of the Lord endures forever. When we receive the word of God that has been preached to us, we live in love. We are born again to eternal life.

2. Like newborn babies (2:1-3)

Being born again means living a new life. It means repenting of the sins of the world, actively ridding ourselves of every kind of godlessness. We are like newborn babies, needing pure spiritual milk. The word of God has power to nourish our spiritual life. By turning from evil and embracing the word, we grow in the salvation we have been called to. We taste the goodness of God in ever increasing measure.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your lifegiving word. Bless me to grow in hope and crave your goodness today.

One Word: Crave pure spiritual milk