It stayed with me writing my notes, and this morning parts of it came back through another friend. Last night in bed; I looked the words up because in my KJV I wasn't sure what guile even was?-- I'd never used it in my own vocab before. The more I dug... I realized I knew the meanings better than I'd first thought. Reading it outloud... I picture baby Carter. When he gets fussy and wants his bottle, he cries all the harder when he watches me making it ... and then walking toward him to give it to him he gets even louder coz he wants it "so much." And that's how God wants us to want Him and His word. So much!
This verse has been encouragement to me today. Not only to remind myself to really rid myself of ALL malice, ALL deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.. but also it encourages me the same way when I feel those things and that gut wrenching from other people too.
"Therefore, rid yourselves
and slander of
Like newborn babies,
pure spiritual milk,
so that by it
you ________ (adding my name here)
in your salvation."
For me?-- "All deceit."
It's hard too because to rid myself of all deceit sometimes means...
being brave to stand in the truth ... even when people blow up at you, break your heart, or you feel like you're standing all alone-
I'm thankful to know that no matter what... I'm not ever really alone.