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As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance;

but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation—1 Pet. 1:14,15.


Some Christians have the erroneous idea that God does all the fashioning, and that His children are to be merely passive in His hand; but Peter does not so express it. He exhorts us to fashion ourselves according to the Divine instructions. There is work to be done in us and about us, and those who are not up and doing, but who passively sit and wait for the Lord to work miracles in their behalf, are greatly deceived and are giving the enemy great advantage over them, which he will certainly use to bind them hand and foot and cast them into outer darkness, unless they bestir themselves to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling.



Parallel passages: Gal. 4:6; 3:26; Rom. 12:2; 8:14-16;  1.Pet. 4:2;   l. John 2:15; 3:3; Luke 1:74,75;  Eph. 2:10;  1.Cor. 2:12; 6:9-11;  2.Cor. 7:1;  1.Thes. 4:7;  Heb. 12:14;   2.Pet. 3:11;  Col.1:22; Lev.11:44; 19:2.