So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a whole experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
(1 Peter 2:1–3).
Our behavior can never save us; we are saved by a gift from God in Christ. However, the person who has received such a gift is now a new creation.
God summons us to a counter-cultural lifestyle. We are not to live like the world, and we don't need to lie, compete with others, or spew out anger. Instead, we are to follow the pattern of Jesus. We are to love as He loved, serve as He served, and seek the praise and wisdom of God over the praise and wisdom of men.
Our challenge is to stop before we do something and ask that simple question: "How would Jesus handle this (situation, emotion, person, struggle)?" Jesus changed the world. If we follow His example, we, through the power of the Holy Spirit, can do likewise.