2 PETER‬ ‭3:15-16‬ ‭‬‬

“And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him— speaking of these things in all of his letters. Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture. And this will result in their destruction.”

2 Peter‬ ‭3:15-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the most difficult aspects of being a believer is abandoning our own sense of time and priority in favor of God’s. However, the scripture is filled with many passages that consistently paint the picture that being a mature believer is to actually believe. We are to, not only believe in God’s saving power, but also in his saving plan. This plan is the one we are now free to execute. We should consider the life of Jesus. God wanted to save mankind, but he knew that it wasn’t enough to save us. We have to want relationship with him. Jesus didn’t merely push a salvation button. Instead he waited thirty three years to be hung on a cross for our sins. Of all the effects that this had, one of the most profound ones became our ability to relate to God. Gods patience in our salvation became a touchstone for our relationship with him. Jesus and his passionate adoption of God’s plan and timing became the centerpiece to our view of God. When we think about his will, we must also for his plan. With our finite minds, we can have no idea what clever story he is trying to tell through our oriented, but we can be sure that he will do so if we are willing.

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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