New American Standard Bible
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
King James Bible
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
Darby Bible Translation
as children of obedience, not conformed to your former lusts in your ignorance;
World English Bible
as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance,
Young's Literal Translation
as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As obedient children - That is, conduct yourselves as becomes the children of God, by obeying his commands; by submitting to His will; and by manifesting unwavering confidence in him as your Father at all times.
Not fashioning yourselves - Not forming or modeling your life. Compare the notes at Romans 12:2. The idea is, that they were to have some model or example, in accordance with which they were to frame their lives, but that they were not to make their own former principles and conduct the model. The Christian is to be as different from what he was himself before conversion as he is from his fellow-men. He is to be governed by new laws, to aim at new objects, and to mould his life in accordance with new principles. Before conversion, he was:
(a) supremely selfish;
(b) he lived for personal gratification;
(c) he gave free indulgence to his appetites and passions, restrained only by a respect for the decencies of life, and by a reference to his own health, property, or reputation, without regard to the will of God;
(d) he conformed himself to the customs and opinions around him, rather than to the requirements of his Maker;
(e) he lived for worldly aggrandizements, his supreme object being wealth or fame; or,
(f) in many cases, those who are now Christians, gave indulgence to every passion which they wished to gratify, regardless of reputation, health, property, or salvation.
Now they are to be governed by a different rule, and their own former standard of morals and of opinions is no longer their guide, but the will of God.
According to the former lusts in your ignorance - When you were ignorant of the requirements of the gospel, and gave yourselves up to the unrestrained indulgence of your passions.
'Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.'--1 Peter i. 13. Christianity has transformed hope, and given it a new importance, by opening to it a new world to move in, and supplying to it new guarantees to rest on. There is something very remarkable in the prominence given to hope in the New Testament, and in the power ascribed to it to order a noble life. Paul goes so far as to say that …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Purifying the Soul
a Condition in Chastisement.
The Prophetic Theme. Rev. Gervase Smith.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
1 Peter 1:2
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
1 Peter 4:2
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
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