โ€‹My Daily Bread – Cleaning House ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿš๏ธ. Every day we can reject destructive habits and experience new ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ life in JESUSโœ๏ธ. Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. How to develop a relatโœ๏ธionship with GODโœ๏ธ, read Living an Authentic CHRISTโœ๏ธian Life at https://discoveryseries.org/courses/living-an-authentic-CHRISTian-life/.Let your conversation ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰ be without covetousness; and be content โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ™ƒwith such things ๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽก๐Ÿ›๏ธ as ye have: for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ย So that we may boldly say, “The LORDโœ๏ธis my Helper, and I will not fear ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ what man ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ shall do unto me.”ย 

My Daily Bread – Cleaning House ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿš๏ธ. Every day we can reject destructive habits and experience new ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ life in JESUSโœ๏ธ. Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. How to develop a relatโœ๏ธionship with GODโœ๏ธ, read Living an Authentic CHRISTโœ๏ธian Life at https://discoveryseries.org/courses/living-an-authentic-CHRISTian-life/.

Let your conversation ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰ be without covetousness; and be content โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ™ƒwith such things ๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽก๐Ÿ›๏ธ as ye have: for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  So that we may boldly say, “The LORDโœ๏ธis my Helper, and I will not fear ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ what man ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ shall do unto me.” 

Let your conversation ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰ be without covetousness; and be content โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ™ƒwith such things ๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿš™๐ŸŽก๐Ÿ›๏ธ as ye have: for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  So that we may boldly say, “The LORDโœ๏ธis my Helper, and I will not fear ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜จ what man ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿญ shall do unto me.” 

Hebrews 13:5โ€ญ-โ€ฌ6 KJV

http://bible.com/1/heb.13.5-6.KJV

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Cleaning House ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ๐Ÿš๏ธ. Every day we can reject destructive habits and experience new ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ life in JESUSโœ๏ธ. Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.โ€”1 Peter 2:1

Recently, I switched rooms in the home I rent. This took longer than expected, because I didnโ€™t want to simply transfer my (extensive) mess to a new room; I wanted a completely fresh and uncluttered start. After hours and hours of cleaning and sorting, bags of stuff sat by the front door to be thrown away, donated, or recycled. But at the end of this exhausting process was a beautiful room I was excited to spend time in.

My housecleaning project gave me a fresh perspective when reading 1 Peter 2:1, as paraphrased in The Message: โ€œSo, clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy, and hurtful talk.โ€ Interestingly, itโ€™s after a JOYful confession of their new life in CHRIST (1:1-12) that Peter urges them to throw away destructive habits (1:13-2:3). When our walk with the LORD feels cluttered and our LOVE for others feels strained, this shouldnโ€™t cause us to question our salvation. We donโ€™t change our lives to be saved, but because we are (1:23).

As real as our new life in CHRIST is, bad habits learned do not disappear overnight. So, on a daily basis, we need to โ€œclean house,โ€ throwing away all that prevents us from fully loving others (1:22) and growing (2:2). Then, in that new, clean space, we can experience the wonder of being freshly built (v. 5) by CHRISTโ€™S power and life. โ€”Monica Brands

Heavenly FATHER, thank You for the new life You are building in us through our LORD JESUS. Help us to daily turn to You for cleansing and renewal.

Every day we can reject destructive habits and experience new life in JESUSโœ๏ธ.

INSIGHT: The Scriptures include both the good and the bad of Peterโ€™s life. After JESUSโ€™S arrest, Peter denied even knowing JESUS, but later proclaimed Him to be the SON OF GOD. Peter struggled to be consistent in his relationship with CHRIST. Perhaps that is why we can relate to his story. Writing to an audience of Jews and Gentiles, Peter encourages growth in salvation. Once we are saved, our journey has merely begun (1 Peter 2:2-3). Therefore, Peter encourages us to live an examined life, ridding ourselves of things that hinder our growth (v. 1) and keep us from LOVING each other (1:22). But this is only half the journey; the other half is โ€œcraving pure spiritual milkโ€โ€”desiring and partaking of spiritual food through GODโ€™S WORD, which results in developing good habits. Are there habits you need to โ€œrid yourselfโ€ of? What can you replace them with? For more on developing a relatโœ๏ธionship with GODโœ๏ธ, read Living an Authentic CHRISTโœ๏ธian Life at discoveryseries.org/hp111. J.R. Hudberg

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