“As the Scriptures say, ‘People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.’ And that word is the Good News that was preached to you. So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech.” 1 Peter 1:24-2:1
The comparison used here shows the difference between our temporal lives on this earth and the infinite existence of God and His word. We plant grass seed in the spring, watch it grow and then watch it die in the fall and winter. A short life span by comparison to even our own lives, but the comparison shines a pinpoint light on our lives as compared to the Word of God. Like God Himself, His word was and is and always will be. Therefore we are to abide by it for it is our owner’s manual for life. Any problem you have the Word of God has an answer for.
Once the Word of God is in us we need to allow ourselves to be purged of all evil behavior. We must submit to the spiritual surgery of the Holy Spirit from within. We must have the attitude that we want to become more like Christ in our daily lives. Without such an attitude no change will occur.
Any and all evil behavior is reprehensible to God. This goes for ungodly speech and malicious, deceitful practices, not the least being hypocrisy. People can see right thru such things, not to mention it giving believers a very bad name. The name Christian should never be synonymous with anything negative or evil. Those who call themselves Christians must represent that name with a certain level of reverence and dignity. Allow the Spirit within you to cleanse you properly so you might be effective for the Lord. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!