Scripture Notes on 2 Peter 3

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9)

Sometimes it can seem as if our prayers go unanswered.  Sometimes it can seem as if God has forgotten us, or gotten distracted or delayed. Have you ever felt that way?

Take heart! Nothing could be further from the truth.

God’s promises are perfect, and so is the timing of their fulfillment.  If you’re not seeing them come to pass, it means that He is making sure that everything is in its proper place so that when they do, it will be in the best way for the greatest glory for Him and the most good for you.

This also means that for those who are not in Christ, God’s promise of judgment is sure to come, as well. Yet, in His great love and mercy, He is giving more time, more chances, and more opportunities to repent!

If you’re not fully right with God, let His kind patience move you to turn away from sin and turn to Him for salvation.  If you’re in Christ and waiting for His promise to you to be fulfilled, let His faithfulness move you to keep trusting, keep hoping and keep walking forward in Him.

In whichever position you find yourself, remember and be moved by this truth.

God’s promises are on their way.

-Pastor Phillip