24. Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling, or slipping, or falling and to present you unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory — with unspeakable, ecstatic delight — in triumphant joy and exultation, Amp.
2 Peter 3:14 So beloved, since you are expecting these things, be eager to be found by Him at His coming without spot or blemish, and at peace — in serene confidence, free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts.
The scriptures are saying that to be ready at His coming we must depend upon Him Who is able to keep us from falling. We are to be always on the lookout for anything that would get in the way of His presence. We must always be aware of the condition of our spirit.
6. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition (definite requests) with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.
7. And God’s peace (be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace) which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amp.
The Lord knows our every tomorrow and is already there making it work for our good. Then why do we let things upset us and cause us to fret and fume so?
We are not conditioned to always see the good result in every circumstance of our life. I know I continually battle seeing the good in my life every day. We must make it a practice to focus on the good outcome and not listen to the lies of the enemy. He is always there with a negative interpretation to any problem that we have. What do we listen to and what do we believe? That is anxiety when we see danger at every corner.
Philippians 4:6-7 is telling us that if we bring all of our needs to Him with thanksgiving being content and not complaining, He will answer. It does not mean that the problem will be solved immediately. But instead, He will send His peace.
And that perfect peace will serve as a protective barrier against the enemy. It will guard our minds and hearts in Christ Jesus (we must be In-Christ). This peace is what 2 Peter 3:14 is telling us to have in order to be ready for His coming. We must bring all of our spots and blemishes to Him, asking for forgiveness and for Him to cleanse us. Then we are to be at peace. His peace will protect our minds and hearts and keep us ready for His return.
We must remember to be thankful and content and in prayer. Then He will come a set us free with unspeakable joy!
Psalm 4:7-8 You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than they know when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.
8. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust. Amp.