The Lord is not being slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be lost. He wants everyone to change their ways and stop sinning. 2 Peter 3:9 ERV
Every day that passes and Jesus doesn’t return, is God showing his patience with humanity. Every day is a chance for every living person to repent and begin to follow Jesus.
As the verse says God wants “EVERYONE” to change their ways and to stop sinning. Everyone includes those that are his and those that are not. Everyone of us is need of repentance. Not one of us is perfect and without sin. We all need to come into conformity with Christ.
God doesn’t want anyone to be lost, he wants us all to come to repentance. If we don’t repent of our sins and turn in his direction we will be lost and will bring others with us.
So today, let’s all repent and follow in the steps of Jesus and teach others to do the same. Let’s ask forgiveness where it's needed, grant forgiveness where it’s needed and God will do the same for us. Let’s thank God for his patience with us and show patience for others.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman