Imperishable! Incorruptible! You!
Let’s look at 1 Peter 1:23 this morning…
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (KJV)
[You], having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever… (NKJV)
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. (NIV84)
…since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; (ESV)
BORN AGAIN – to produce again, be born again, born anew, to have one’s mind changed so that he lives a new life and one conformed to the will of God
NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE and PERISHABLE SEED – corruptible, perishing
BUT INCORRUPTIBLE and IMPERISHABLE – uncorrupted, not liable to corruption or decay, imperishable, immortal, of the risen dead
And to that, I have one thing to say: If you plant wheat, it doesn’t come up tomatoes… live as the firstfruits of the Last Adam, not as the rotten fruit of sin.