Daily Bible Reading – Isaiah 57-59; Psalm 103; 2 Peter 3
Today’s Key Passage – 2 Peter 3:3-9
I once had a boss whose concept of time differed greatly from mine. Every time he asked me to do something “quickly”, I was never able to live up to his expectations. If I finished my assignment in a week, he wanted to know why it was not finished in a day. If I finished in a day, he wanted to know why it was not finished in an hour. I remember one time he gave me a project to do and I dropped everything else, got help from my entire team, and finished it in less than an hour. I walked into his office expecting to impress him with my quick return, only to find him teeming with anger over how long it took me to finish. It was at that point that I realized we were on two different wavelengths when it came to time.
The apostle Peter reminds us that we are on a different wavelength in regards to time with our Creator as well. We often wonder why He does not step in to help us more quickly, why it is taking Him so long to bring healing to a friend, or why he is not helping a family member repent of his sin. Sometimes we even wonder why he has not returned yet to bring us all into His glorious presence. There are times when all of us think that God is running late. Peter reminds us that, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.” (Vs. 9) See, the issue does not lie in whether or not God is running late, the issue lies in our concept of time compared to His. “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (Vs. 8) The next time you believe God is running late, remember the words of Peter, and realize that God’s timetable is not the same as ours.
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