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Studies in theWord – May 2020

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The Pure Milk of the Word of God

1 Peter 2:1-3

Formatting/studying guide can be found in NT-BSG (New Testament Bible study/Message Preparation Guide) – See Resources Column

Context: 1 Peter 1:22-25; 1 Peter 2:1-10
Our center of attention today is: to be setting aside, desiring, and tasting like the people of God.


1. (1 Peter 2:1) – The things the believer must set aside.

So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech.
NLT (New Living Translation) – See Resources Column
Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all
slander. NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column / You may also be interested in RSV (Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column

Ἀποθέμενοι
The men (believers) setting aside

οὖν
therefore

πᾶσαν κακίαν
all evilness

καὶ πάντα δόλον
and all lying (deceiving)

καὶ ὑποκρίσεις
and hypocrisy

καὶ φθόνους
and jealousies

καὶ πάσας καταλαλιάς UBS5 (United Bible Society 5th Revised Edition) – See Resources Column
and all defaming (slandering NASEC – See Newsletter Sales in News)

An application:
Our center of attention today is: to be setting aside, desiring, and tasting like the people of God.
· Prayer: God help me to set aside these things:

o Evilness in general

o Lies

Hypocrisy, I need to be who I am as a believer.

Jealousies, I should envy other pastors, believers.

I should not defame, slander other believers or others.


2. (1 Peter 2:2) – The believers must desire the pure milk of the Word.
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a
full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, NLT (New Living Translation) – See Resources Column
Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow
into salvation— NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column / You may also be interested in RSV (Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column

ὡς
as

ἀρτιγέννητα βρέφη
newborn babies

τὸ λογικὸν ἄδολον γάλα
the pure milk of the Word

ἐπιποθήσατε,
you all must desire

ἵνα
so that

ἐν αὐτῷ
in (by) it (the milk)

αὐξηθῆτε
you may be growing

εἰς σωτηρίαν,  UBS5 (United Bible Society 5th Revised Edition) – See Resources Column
for (with reference to) salvation,
Context points toward present tense (sanctification) or future tense (glorification) not past tense (justification) of salvation.
σωτηρία: salvation, deliverance, preservation
Systematic Theology by Chafer, Lewis Sperry – See Resources Column
“Salvation has reference to the believer’s past, present, and future.

(a) The past tense, which releases from the guilt and penalty of
sin, is wholly accomplished for all who believe at the time when they believe
(Luke 7:50; 1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:15; 2 Tim. 1:9).

(b) The present tense, which releases from the power of sin, is
being accomplished now in those who exercise faith for it (John 17:17; Rom.
6:14; 8:2; Gal. 5:16; Phil. 2:12–13).

(c) The future tense releases from the very presence of sin (Rom.
13:11; Eph. 5:25–27; Phil. 1:6; 1 Pet. 1:3–5; 1 John 3:1–2).”

An application:
Our center of attention today is: to be setting aside, desiring, and tasting like the people of God.

· Prayer: God help me to grow

I need to desire the Word, each day, more and more like a new born baby does milk.


3. (1 Peter 2:3) – The believers have tasted the kindness.
now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. (NLT)
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column / You may also be interested in RSV (Revised Standard Version) – See Resources Column

εἰ
if (since)

ὅτι
that

χρηστὸς
kind (good)

is

κύριος.  UBS5 (United Bible Society 5th Revised Edition) – See Resources Column
the Lord.

An application:
Our center of attention today is: to be setting aside, desiring, and tasting like the people of God.

· Prayer: God thanks for Your kindness.

God help me remember your kindness and Your taste.


Conclusion:

Our center of attention today was: to be setting aside, desiring, and trying (tasting) like the people of God.

1. (1 Peter 2:1) – The things the believer must set aside.
2. (1 Peter 2:2) – The believers must desire the pure milk of the Word.
3. (1 Peter 2:3) – The believers have tasted the kindness.

Formatting/studying guide can be found in NT-BSG (New Testament Bible study/Message Preparation Guide) – See Resources Column

Some Additional Resources – See the Resource Column

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