Today's Verse: 2 Peter 3:9

Thursday, May 3, 2007

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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
— 2 Peter 3:9
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Far from being a vindictive God looking for some reason to condemn us, God wants all people, of all races and languages, to come to know him, to turn to him in repentance, and follow his Son as Lord and Savior. That's why Jesus came (John 3:16-27). That's why Jesus' return has not yet happened. So if our desire is to do the Lord's will and please him in all we do, shouldn't we be doing something to bring all the people of the world to a knowledge of simple truth about Jesus? This is the mission Jesus gave us (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8). Shouldn't we do everything we can to help them know his grace and call them to repent and follow Jesus as Lord?

My Prayer...

Righteous and loving Father, please help me as I try to share my faith with friends. Please give me the courage, wisdom, and timing to know when and how to reach outside my comfort zone to share the Gospel with others. Please bless all efforts to lead the lost to repentance and to help them follow Jesus as Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.