Being Ready for Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10 (MEV): Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. In my reading, it occurred to me that what we consider to be the epitome of preparation for spiritual warfare as being Paul's description of the armor we must wear. These are his final thoughts on the …

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It’s Nailed to the Cross

Colossians 2:13–15 (MEV): And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. …

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It’s Time to Take in Jesus and Put Away the Former Things

1 Peter 2:1 (MEV): Therefore put away all wickedness, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking. Because of all the things Peter addresses previously, we ought willfully live differently. That means putting away the former things we did by habit. That different way of living would have us to rid ourselves of wickedness in any …

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Purified by Obedience

1 Peter 1:22–23 (MEV): Since your souls have been purified by obedience to the truth through the Spirit unto a genuine brotherly love, love one another deeply with a pure heart, for you have been born again, not from perishable seed, but imperishable, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. Since your …

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Guard your Minds

1 Peter 1:13–16 (MEV): Therefore guard your minds, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children do not conduct yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. But as He who has called you is holy, …

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Those Who are Sanctified are All of One

1 Peter 1:10–12 (MEV): Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that should come to you have inquired and searched diligently, seeking the events and time the Spirit of Christ, who was within them, signified when He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them …

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A Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3–9 (MEV): Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that does not fade away, kept in heaven for …

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Especially to Those Who Believe

1 Timothy 4:10 (MEV): For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Sometimes, Scripture is very precise in what is being said. Many times, that precision is glossed over. This is one of those …

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First Fruits of the First Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:20–24 (MEV): But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every …

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