"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander."
1 Peter 2:1
"Put away." You mean they don't just go away by themselves? No, we must work at it and continue in obedience. With His help, we must put away these sins and honor Christ.
Later in the chapter, Peter went on to say, "Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Peter 1:10).
One Thing: We are God's people. Honor Him by being true, humble, forgiving, content, and gentle.