(J. C. Philpot, "Meditations on 1 Peter Chapter 1")
"As obedient children, do not conform to the evil lusts
you had when you lived in ignorance." 1 Peter 1:14
Peter warns us against yielding ourselves to the power
and practice of any of those lusts which had dominion
over us in the days of our ignorance--such as the base
and sensual lusts of the flesh--or the more refined
lusts of . . .
--those more fashionable sins in which a man may live
and walk, and yet preserve his character and good name.
Let the children of disobedience follow after and be
conformed to all these worldly lusts; but let the
children of obedience shun and abhor them as . . .
hateful to God,
deceitful and dangerous to themselves, and
contrary to a holy, godly profession.
"But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy
in all you do." 1 Peter 1:15