And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
1 John 2:28-29
As believers, we should seek to abide in Christ and live for Him daily and that should give us confidence that when we meet Him face to face, we won’t be ashamed to face him.
We know we haven’t reached perfection and that we all have sinned and fallen short, but it’s more than just that. It’s a sense of knowing what He expects and putting all our effort into trying to please him.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”
Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin.
The most important event we’re waiting for with open arms, can also be scary if we live a life that is not pleasing to God.
In essence, we should live in such a way that we’d be unashamed to greet him.