Rev. Ian Williams
SPIRITUAL HEALTHY LIVING
Every day we add and subtract things from our lives that are either beneficial or detrimental to our spiritual health.
The subject of “Spiritual Healthy Living” is a fascinating subject that will inspire and challenge every one of us to build strong and healthy lives with God at the centre.
Peter writes a letter addressed to Christians that have been scattered throughout the northern part of Asia Minor. The main purpose of his writing is to encourage the readers who were facing hardship, persecution and daily sufferings. Peter also highlights to his reader now easily obstacles can stunt growth and challenges them to rid themselves of such obstacles.
“Therefore, rid yourself of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow in your salvation.” 1 Peter 2.1-2
MALICE: deep-seated meanness and a desire to inflict harm
DECEIT: the desire to deceive, trick and distort the truth
HYPOCRISY: the pretence of being something you are not
ENVY: being covetous with regard to what someone else has
SLANDER: the defamation of someone’s character
All of the above are obstacles to our personal growth and are detrimental to our spiritual journey. Let’s determine to pursue a strong and healthy life with God at the centre!