I’ve been thinking about patience a lot lately. I used to be extremely patient as a child, but that trait seems to have disappeared as I’ve aged. I grieve this and pray for more patience. Why? Because God is patient.
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 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 3:8-9)
God has been very patient with me, as I suspect He has been with you as well. Is this enough to motivate us to extend grace and patience to one another? It should be.
Still, God’s patience will not last forever.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. (2 Peter 3:10)
Knowing this, we ought to be about His business, proclaiming His gospel of grace.
Now, if you’ve been impatient in waiting for the weekend to arrive, go ahead and pause and repent and then come back to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- People are finally starting to realize what I realized years ago (it’s okay, some of us are slow learners). If you ask me, for many people (though certainly not all), working from home just makes more sense.
- You won’t regret listening to this sermon.
- What is discernment? Sinclair Ferguson answers.
- Um, I hate to say it, but duh.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable. (Thanks, James!)
- This was so sweet!
- Speaking of sweet, these cookies sound good.
- I love archaeology.
- In case you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t aware of the George Floyd situation.
- Didn’t they already do this on Get Smart?
[Patience is] a grace as difficult as it is necessary, and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained.C.H. Spurgeon