1 Peter 2:1-9 MSG

1 So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk.
2 Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God's pure kindness. Then you'll grow up mature and whole in God.
3 You've had a taste of God.
4 Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor.
5 Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you'll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.
6 The Scriptures provide precedent: Look! I'm setting a stone in Zion, a cornerstone in the place of honor. Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation will never have cause to regret it.
7 To you who trust him, he's a Stone to be proud of, but to those who refuse to trust him, The stone the workmen threw out is now the chief foundation stone.
8 For the untrusting it's . . . a stone to trip over, a boulder blocking the way. They trip and fall because they refuse to obey, just as predicted.
9 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -