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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. (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV)
2 PETER 3 IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Thought for the Week: 1…2…2 and two quarters…2 and three quarters…This is the rallying cry of many of us parents. We want to discipline our children, but we are hoping they will do the right thing, by giving them every opportunity. So we stretch out our counting. Some people may laugh at us — saying we are weak. Others might think we’ve already given them too many chances. But the truth is they do not realize we don’t want to have to punish. So we count slowly. And sometimes we even give punishments that we “forget” to enforce. It’s just that we love our children so much that we don’t want to have to follow through with something we know will hurt them. This is how God works with His children. He has promised us there will be a Judgement Day. And on that day, some people will be welcomed into Heaven and some will be doomed to Hell. But His heart’s desire is that no one perishes. So, he slows down the count…He wants everyone to have a chance to turn from their wickedness. However, let us never mistake God’s kindness for weakness. He will keep His promise. And on that day, a price will be paid. Now is the time to come to repentance…While He is still counting.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy. You desire that no one should perish, but that all come to Christ. Thank You for the many opportunities You have given me to make the right choice. Thank You for not ending the count before I came to my senses. In Your precious Son’s name. Amen.