Jude 1: 24
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only GOD, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our LORD, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” – Jude 1: 24
“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.” – 1 Peter 2: 1
Through the scriptures we are able to see the need to remain pure and far from malice. We are reminded in 1 Peter 2: 1 that we are to not follow malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, or slander. We are to stay away from this. For some this may be difficult, but when we pray and ask of the LORD for help, we are able to remove ourselves from these actions that are not good. We are able to change and strive to improve our character and our ways of behaving. In Jude 1: 24, we may see that these things among others may cause us to stumble as believers but we are to continue believing that GOD can make us into new creations where there is no malice or deceit and where we may be blameless.
While this may be a struggle and a fight for becoming blameless, we know that it is possible because we have faith. We are able to see that we are capable of change, and we are capable of being able to receive the gladness and contentment that is seen when we follow GOD’s will and have faith in His promises. We are reminded to keep striving for the good things of GOD and to no longer be a part of the things that can cause us to stumble as believers.
We are able to continue our belief and faith in GOD knowing that we have a GOD who cares and redeems us from our sins. He sees us in our imperfection and wants us to continue attempting to make changes and improve so that we can share in the glory that will arrive through our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.