Pray that the saints would not set their hope on the visible elements but on what the word of God promises as their destiny, that is, the new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells, and that they would be diligent to be found by the Lord in peace as the fruit of righteousness, that is, found to be right in the Lord’s eyes with both God and man at His coming (2 Pet. 3:13-14; Heb. 12:11; Isa. 32:17).
2 Pet. 3:13-14—But according to His promise we are expecting new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you expect these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace without spot and without blemish.
Heb. 12:11—Now no discipline at the present time seems to be a matter of joy, but of grief; but afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised by it.
Isa. 32:17—And the work of righteousness will be peace, / And the result of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
For further reading please refer to Life-study of 2 Peter, pp. 113-114.
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