Diligence in Preparing for Christ’s Return

2 Peter 3:14

“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”

The apostle Peter has just finished writing about how Christians, according to Christ’s promise, “look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). So, the apostle says to Christians who eagerly wait for the promise of heavenly things (“such things”), that they must “be diligent” so that they “may be found of him (Christ) in peace, without spot, and blameless”.

Christians are expected to be diligent in preparing for Christ’s coming to take them home to heaven. When Jesus comes, no one can hide his spiritual condition from Him. That is why the apostle Peter exhorts us that while waiting for Christ’s coming, we must be found diligent in two aspects: (i) “in peace”, (ii) “without spot and blameless”.

Firstly, we must be found “in peace” with our God. We must not be at odds with God. We must diligently maintain a wonderful, believing, loving and obedient relationship with our God. Every day we must live in sweet fellowship with our God and His people.

Secondly, we must be found “without spot, and blameless” at Christ’s coming. To be spotless and blameless is to live a holy life that is acceptable to our God. All those who desire to be with Christ in heaven must know that they cannot be pretentious in their commitment to live a life that is pure and clean in His sight. They must sincerely pursue a godly life. In our private and public life, we must maintain a holy conduct so that Christ may find us ready for His coming.

Prabhudas Koshy