The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 77:8
Is His loving devotion gone forever? Has His promise failed for all time?
When the sentence for a crime is not speedily executed, the hearts of men become fully set on doing evil.
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.
Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'
Twelve months later, as he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon,
For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end, and will not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay.
Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help?
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
For, "In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.
2 Peter 1:4
Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 3:15
Consider also that our Lord's patience brings salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom God gave him.
Even though I have given her time to repent of her immorality, she is unwilling.
Chapter Outline1. He assures them of the certainty of Christ's coming to judgment;
8. warning the godly, for the long patience of God, to hasten their repentance.
10. He describes also the manner how the world shall be destroyed;
11. exhorting them to all holiness of life;
16. and again to think the patience of God to tend to their salvation, as Paul wrote to them in his epistles.
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Luke 18:7, 8
2 Peter 3:15
1 Timothy 1:16
1 Peter 3:20
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