1 Peter 1:22-23
Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers…
I. THE WORK ACCOMPLISHED. "See ye have purified your souls." There is the beginning of all. Many men are disposed to work from without, and not from within; but the Spirit works from within. Men think that if they whitewash the sepulchre it is enough. No, it must be cleansed. See to it then, and "keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life" and death.
II. THE INSTRUMENT OF ITS ACCOMPLISHMENT. "Ye obey the truth." God works by instruments in the order of His providential creation and government. God has appointed, in order to the purifying of men's souls, a divinely constituted means. We have the word of truth, the incorruptible seed of which His people are born again.
III. ONE SPECIAL RESULT OF THIS WORK. "Unfeigned love of the brethren."
(H. Stowell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: