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1 Peter 1:14 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
14 As children of obedience, do not be conformed according to the desires you formerly had in your ignorance,
As children of obedience. That is, conduct yourselves as becomes the children of God by obeying his commands, submitting to his will, and by manifesting unwavering confidence in him as your Father at all times.
Do not be conformed. Not forming or modeling your life. Comp. Notes, Rom. 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 fellowmen. He is to be governed by new laws, to aim at new objects, and to mold 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 aggrandizement, 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 desires you formerly had in your ignorance. When you were ignorant of the requirements of the gospel and gave yourselves up to the unrestrained indulgence of your passions.
By Albert Barnes and Edward D. Andrews
 That is, obedient children
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