Thursday, May 13, 2010

1 Peter 1:22-25

"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
1 Peter 1:22-25

There are some great things in here. I especially like "all flesh is as grass" today. It has kind of a vegetarian ring to it. Seriously though, I think that it reminds us that so many of the things that we focus on so narrowly sometimes aren't really what is important. And other things are. One of them is love... not just for people we already care about, but everyone... we have to learn to care about even the people we don't really get along with. And that is part of what being born again is... letting go of all of the petty irritations and biases and grudges, and listening to the word of God rather than our own corruptible natures. God's way lasts... and ours will disappear, and everything will change. But if we love people, that remains, and we don't have all those regrets later. Today, let's work on remembering how temporary our conflicts are, and how lasting eternal friendships will be.

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