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Mature

The culture of this world is full of malice, pretense, envy and hurting others. It can fill my life with dirt and filth. Jesus challenges me to see it and make a clean sweep.

I need to change my mind (repent) and think the way Jesus does. I have tasted the sweet milk of God’s kindness. God is in a good mood. Getting that goodness in my soul makes a huge difference.

God’s goal for me is to mature and not stay a child my whole life. I need to reflect who Jesus is. That is the main thing.

So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.

~Apostle Peter – Source: 1 Peter 2:1-3 (The Message Bible)