1 Peter 2:1-7 CEB

Your identity as believers

1 Therefore, get rid of all ill will and all deceit, pretense, envy, and slander.

References for 1 Peter 2:1

      2 Instead, like a newborn baby, desire the pure milk of the word. Nourished by it, you will grow into salvation,
      3 since you have tasted that the Lord is good.
      4 Now you are coming to him as to a living stone. Even though this stone was rejected by humans, from God's perspective it is chosen, valuable.
      5 You yourselves are being built like living stones into a spiritual temple. You are being made into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
      6 Thus it is written in scripture, Look! I am laying a cornerstone in Zion, chosen, valuable. The person who believes in him will never be shamed.a

      References for 1 Peter 2:6

        • c 2:6 - Isa 28:16
          7 So God honors you who believe. For those who refuse to believe, though, the stone the builders tossed aside has become the capstone.