John Hagee (August-07-2022) Daily Devotional: 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.
God holds the stopwatch in His hand. From the first morning of creation – before sin ever entered the equation – God knew the day, the hour, the very second that Christ will return to catch away His church.
Peter warned that doubters would have plenty to say before His return. Where is this Jesus? What happened to His promised return? From the beginning of time until this very day, everything continues the same (2 Peter 3:4).
Those scoffers do not know the God Who spoke, and galaxies spun into existence. He hung the moon and named the stars. He caused the oceans to teem with life and the dry land to rise from the waters. He prompted the grass to spring from the soil and created the cattle to graze. He spoke, and it was good.
His Word remains good today. He is not slow about keeping His promise. His loving patience actually has led to His restraint, to hold off the end so that every person can come to repentance. He does not want anyone to be forever lost.
At the appointed time – like a thief in the night – He will keep His promise. The eastern sky will split, and the trumpet will blast. Are you ready?
Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus as you eagerly long for that God-appointed day!
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Ezra 3:1-4:24
- New Testament - 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 20:24-25