Scripture Read: 1 Peter 1:22-25 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.  For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,  BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ABIDES FOREVER." And this is the word which was preached to you.
Application: When we think about the concept of being born, we must consider that there are certain things that must be for the birth to take place. We must be getting those things – food, water, air – to be born, and even more importantly we must continue in those things if we are to live and grow. Now if I take that concept and apply it to this section of scripture it leads me to the conclusion that my birth took place from the Word. Which also points to the fact that for me to live I need to continue in the nourishment of the Word. How true this really is. I need the word to keep that which is from above to continue to grow. How much damage I do when I neglect this. Help me Lord to stay in the Word!