THE WORD FOR TODAY
2 Peter 1-3 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
I am so glad for patient people. I have had the privilege of serving alongside some very patient folks. I know they have patience because they cope with so many of my weird ideas and my inconsistencies. What a privilege to serve with them. Serving alongside patient people is one thing…but serving a PATIENT God is another privilege all by itself.
Peter speaks of God’s longsuffering…His patience…and we are blessed because of His patience. God is patient because HE doesn’t want anyone to perish. He desires that ALL come to repentance.
In these crazy…messed up…mixed up…and twisted days we must thank HIM for His great patience. ONLY someone with a great patience could continue to allow the increasing perversion and rebellion against HIM. But HE is patient because He loves people so much and is giving them every opportunity for repentance.
Now…since God is so patient we must use these days of HIS patience for His honor and HIS glory. Let’s increase our witness and testimony. Let’s increase the volume and the intensity of our worship. Let’s increase the magnitude of our service to HIM. Let’s do ministry that change’s lives. Let’s meet people where they are with a message of love…grace…mercy…hope. Let’s show the world that JESUS is real and that HE is way…the truth…the life.
We may not have much time…because how long with HE be patient?
Father, thank You for YOUR patience and Your watch care over our life…may we be found to be good stewards of YOUR faithful patience with us. Help us to use our time to HONOR You and SERVE You in all that we do…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!