#2048 – Patient and Just

Good morning people who live each day for the glory of God

Today I want to share a passage where mercy and truth come together. We must always remember it is both mercy and truth, not one at the expense of the other.

2 Peter 3:9-14,17-18 (NIV) 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. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Him. Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

God is patient, kind and slow to anger because He loves us so much. His desire is always relationship with us, and this is why He holds off when some people think He should bring judgement. I’m grateful for God’s patience to us all.

But God He is also just. The day of the return of the Lord will come unannounced and suddenly. We need to live ready every day. We need to live holy lives every day. We need to seek God every day. God is good and God is just.

“Are you living ready?”

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