THEME: PLANS OF GOD
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
-In this chapter apostle Peter responds to the mocking of false teachers working among the Christians in the early church. They ask, “Where is this coming Jesus promised?” They teach that it’s been too long and Christ is not coming. Also don’t resist immorality and there will be no judgment. In verse 8, Peter points out that the Lord is not bound by human time. For to God, a thousand years is like a day and a day like a thousand years. God does not suffer the limitations of time, or confusion about it, the way human beings do. We learn that we cannot apply human demands about time to the promises of God. God is not slow in keeping His promise. He is the one who made the schedule and cannot be late. God keeps every promise at the perfect time for the glory of His name, and for the good of those He loves. Jesus is coming soon, and His purpose is that everyone should come to repentance. This is God’s plan to allow more people opportunity to place their trust in Christ in order to enter into an eternal relationship with Him. God doesn’t want anyone to perish but that everyone should be saved, for Christ died for our sins. We are called to return to God with sincere repentance for His grace is sufficient for us. We should then continually glorify the Lord for His lavish love and grace upon us and the redemption through His precious blood (Ephesians 1:7).
Your plans Lord are everlasting and Your unfailing love endures to all generations. Thank You Father for loving us and for giving us Your Only begotten Son for our salvation. Forgive us our sins and cleanse us by Your precious blood, merciful Father. Write our names in the Lambs book of life and bring us life everlasting we humbly beseech You. Grant the gift of salvation to all those who do not know You and strengthen their faith in You. Your eyes Lord are on those who fear You, on those whose hope is in Your unfailing love, to deliver us from death and keep us alive in famine dear Jesus. We wait in hope for You Lord; our Help and Shield. Our hearts rejoice in You forever as we trust in Your holy name. May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
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