Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless.
2 Peter 3:14
Peter’s teaching revolves around the New Heaven and the New Earth in chapter 3 of this epistle. His main point is that God will make all things new and bring us into the presence of the Savior. We will live with Christ in complete holiness as all things are made new.
This promise is glorious and we long for that day to arrive.
Verse 14 relates three dispositions that Christians are to have as we await that day of glorification. Our preparation to enter into the presence of Christ should revolve around these three areas. Therefore we shall discuss peacefulness, spotlessness, and blamelessness in today’s post.
Peace should permeate our lives as we live for Christ and prepare for His coming. The promises of God, the provision of God, and the power of God, are all components of living a peaceful life. God is faithful to supply us and empower us to accomplish His will. (Philippians 4:13,19) The peace of Christ is one disposition we should all possess as we await His return.
Believers are saved by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8-10) Our life in Christ is now one of growing in holiness and learning to be above sin. Obviously, we still sin from time to time. Christians still need the Lord’s forgiveness as we learn to be holy and separate. But, rebellion is no longer our master. The power of the Holy Spirit lives in us. This power is sufficient to lead us away from sin and to a life of faithfulness. When Christ returns, may He find His Bride to be holy and spotless in all things.
The Greek word for blameless means “to be without censure.” In other words, let us seek to live our lives in such a way that no one will be able to accuse us of ungodly or untoward behavior. Granted, that is a very difficult task that can only be accomplished as the Spirit of God lives in us and directs us each day. It is what we are called to do. May Jesus find us blameless when He comes again.
“Even so, come Lord Jesus!”