1 Peter 2: 1-3 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (NASB)
Have you read some Bible verses and found a word that you did not know what it meant? It’s happening more consistent in the upcoming generations. People don’t talk like that anymore, so we go to different versions to try to understand what the writer meant. Some versions do a good job getting the meaning across, other translations are more like their own interpretation of what they think the verses mean. This is what the word putting aside means in Greek; 659 [e] Apothemenoi, Ἀποθέμενοι having put aside V-APM-NMP.
What makes us want more of God? What makes us be more Christian like everyday? If you are having a hard time following God’s commands, this may be the reason why. We have not put aside these things that Peter tells us. Only when we have set them aside, only when we don’t think about them, will we be able to desire more of God. Put aside all those things and you will see how clearly you will see God.