“God is Other, He is Patient, & He is Coming!”

May 14, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST

2 Peter 3:8—10

8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some consider slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be found out.


Referenced Scripture:

Psalm 90:1—4

Matthew 24:42–44

1 Thessalonians 5:2–3



“God really and truly desires that every person repent and turn to him. We should not retreat to God’s decreed will to nullify and negate what the text says. Nor should we use this verse to cancel out God’s ordained will. Better to live with the tension and mystery of the text than to swallow it up in a philosophical system that pretends to understand all of God’s ways. God’s patience and his love are not illusions, but neither do they remove his sovereignty.”

Thomas R. Schreiner