Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
(2 Peter 3:9 (NIV))
It is human nature to not like to wait. With the state of the nation and the world as it is today, many members of the Body of Christ are longing for Jesus to come and take His church out of this world. With the state of the world, there are many who believe that it could happen at any time.
What if it happens tonight?
What if it happens tomorrow?
What if it happens a week from now, or a month from now?
What if we still have to wait even if we long to be with Jesus?
Have you ever stopped to truly reflect on this passage from 2 Peter?
Let me present a scenario to you and perhaps this will help you think about this passage in a different light. Think about the one person in your life that you fervently pray comes to a knowledge of the saving grace that is theirs through Jesus. Wouldn’t you want the Lord to wait for this person to accept His grace and mercy? Think about your own path to salvation. Was there someone who was fervently praying for you?
Where would you be if the Lord hadn’t waited for you?