2 PETER‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭‬‬

“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”

2 Peter‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the great difficulties of men is our finiteness. In this passage, Peter places that finiteness on display by reminding us that we can see the things through our own lense but instead must frame it through God’s. This is, of course, the crux of the human issue we have faced since Eden. Are we to view things as God views them, or by our own senses and reasoning? The truth has always been the same. Time is man’s construct but not God’s. It’s a fishbowl that he maintains for our benefit but he is not constrained to it. Interestingly, the example for this is in reference to the coming flood of Noah. It should be noted that the flood was not immediate in its descent. It took a hundred years before judgement came. God waited while Noah preached, and yet only his family came. This is the picture of God’s judgement today. God waits because he cares. It is ludicrous to think that God forgot or is moving to slow. These ideas are anthrocentric ideas that show our own immaturity and lack of understanding. We should be thankful that God is not finished with his work because history tells us that when he does, there will be no going back. Do not forget to view these things as God reveals instead of from our own understanding. Christ will return.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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