Daily Devotional

Today’s Scripture Reading

Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version)

Got milk? That’s a tag line from advertising for, you guessed it, milk as promoted by the dairy industry. The commercial implies that drinking milk is credited for the success of Olympic athletes, and other phenomenal athletes. The nourishment from milk is essential for development. In today’s reading, the longing for spiritual milk is encouraged, so that the reader may grown into salvation. And that is important because great things lie ahead for us to do, to become living stones in the spiritual house, a holy priesthood, That holy priesthood is not just for ordained ministers. Our priesthood, yours and mine, is a shared charge, an important calling. Today, rededicate yourself to being a living stone in a spiritual house. Count yourself as a member of a holy priesthood. And keep drinking deeply of that spiritual milk. Amen.

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