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.
In this passage, Peter is describing the Lord’s great patience in waiting for sinners to turn to Him. As Christians, we can become impatient. I, for one, am ready for the Lord to return! Why doesn’t He do it already? But this is a selfish view. The Lord has His own timetable, and it doesn’t necessarily correspond with ours. We know what the Lord’s plan is, and we know that not only are we a part of that plan, but we are also instrumental in helping to carry it out. We have been assigned the Great Commission. We need to be bold enough to share our faith and to witness to those who are not saved. We should not want anyone to be destroyed, either. The Lord will return when He believes that all the people have been given the chance to repent. Let’s make sure we are doing our part to reach out. Dig in and help yourselves!
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