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The Lord Isn’t Slow
December 16, 2019
Read: 2 Peter 3:1-13
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise. (v. 9)
Have you heard about the “Slow Food” movement? It’s a trend popularized by some chefs and cooks that encourages a nation of fast food addicts to slow down and rediscover the joys of a home-cooked meal. But what is fast, and what is slow? It’s all relative, isn’t it? When you’re an active seven-year-old, a year seems like forever. When you’re an active seventy-year-old, the years rush past like a bullet train.
We’ve been waiting a long time for the Lord to come back and fulfill his promises. If people were already mocking the idea of the end of the world in Peter’s day, imagine what they’re saying now. But what is a long time? Peter reminds us that God doesn’t work on our clock. The Lord is patient, “not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (v. 9). Paul adds this: “Do you not realize that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Rom. 2:4 NRSV).
The Lord has a trend of his own; call it the “Slow Salvation” movement. Today there is still time for repentance. Maybe you and I are impatient for his return, but there are still many who need to hear the gospel, turn from their sins, believe in Christ, and be saved. The Lord isn’t slow, he’s waiting. He is extending the day of salvation. That’s why he hasn’t returned yet.
But one day, suddenly, he will. —David Bast
As you pray, remember someone who still needs to hear or respond to the gospel.