1 Peter 1:22-23
Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers…
I. MUTUAL LOVE THE DUTY OF THE PURE.
II. PURITY, OBEDIENCE, LOVE ARE THE SIGNS OF A NEW LIFE WHICH THE CHRISTIAN IS LIVING.
III. THE FORCES OUT OF WHICH THIS NEW LIFE GROWS ARE DEATHLESS.
1. "Seed" —
(1) Appears insignificant.
(2) Is often hidden,
(3) Is vital and vitalising.
2. "Incorruptible." Truth itself never dies, nor love.
IV. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE IMPERISHABLE MEANS BY WHICH THESE FORCES OF LIFE ARE BROUGHT INTO THE VERY SOUL OF MAN.
(U. R. Thomas.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: