Friday, March 9, 2012

God’s Patience

We want to talk about patience.  Think for a minute about God’s patience.  With us.

We are told throughout the Bible, right from Genesis through Revelation, that God is long-suffering and merciful.  The Bible is the story of how his people turn away from him, again and again.

Yet he is patient, and slow to anger.  And when they are ready to turn back to Him, he is ready to receive them with open arms.

God’s patience is about delaying wrath long enough for repentance and forgiveness.

Isn’t that the kind of patience we should be looking to have as well?


The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

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