The Time on God’s Clock (2 Peter 3:8)
“There shall come in the last days scoffers…
Saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation…
But, beloved, be not without knowledge of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
What is it that Peter was talking about when the Holy Spirit inspired him to write “Let it not be hidden from us this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day” (2 Peter 3:8)
One: He’s writing about these scoffers who say, “Where is the promise of His coming? –
Second: he’s trying to encourage us to cling to the faith and not give it up. –
What does the scoffer say: “There shall come scoffers saying, Where is the promise of His coming?” Where is God?
So why doesn’t God come? He says He is waiting, that we might be saved (2 Peter 3:9); And he is praying — Jesus is, our great Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)—that you might open your heart and accept His great salvation Hebrews 7:25
He is coming, He is on His way! It may seem long to us, there’s no time with God