Why the Delay?

We can draw all kinds of wrong conclusions about the “delay” of our friends…  They don’t care about me anymore!  They forgot our appointment!  Something must have happened to them!  Something more important came up!  They’re like that – they procrastinate all the time! And there are others…

The Lord isn’t like that… Don’t second-guess why the Lord hasn’t returned yet as He promised!  His “delay” has a redemptive purpose!

“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, ‘Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.’ … But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  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 3:3–9 NIV)

Don’t worry… don’t lose heart… don’t lose your expectation… HE’S COMING AGAIN!  His delay is redemptive!  His promise is sure!!

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