Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12th: 2 Peter 1-3 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Peter 1-3

2 Peter 3: 8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.

15 And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved.

I think many people in society today mistake God's patience as lack of judgment, instead of delayed judgment. It can even be disheartening for believers, particularly those under persecution or trials.  God may seem slow, but this delay is evidence of His patience, waiting for more people to become saved.

But when the day of judgment finally comes, it will come suddenly, swiftly, and unexpectedly.  It may be today, it may be a thousand years.  We don't know.  But no matter how long it takes, relative to eternity, our time on earth is short.  We must not waste it, but rather realize that we have important work to do before He returns.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageHebrews 1-4

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