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Read Introduction to 2 Peter

 

Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless…”

 

without spot

“Without spot” means without defect, without stain, without a mark (1 Timothy 6:14; James 1:27; 1 Peter 1:19). The spot here is unconfessed sin. Make sure that when Jesus comes he will not find you in carnality.

Principle:

Expecting the coming of Christ should keep us from unconfessed sin.

Application:

God wants us to obey the Word without any infractions of any kind.

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself from being polluted [unspotted] by the world” (James 1:27).

Are you flirting with the world? God is in the business of removing spots from Christians, the baubles and follies of the world. God’s spot-remover is the Word of God.

“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!” (Psalm 119:9-11).

If we have a spot on a clean shirt, it seems to be all people see. It may be a little drop of salad oil but that is what people focus on. That is the way it is in our lives as well. A little inconsistency, one irregularity, one moment of thoughtlessness, one sentence uttered in haste, and we gain a spot in the eyes of other people and especially God.

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