But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
A great reminder of patience. Though God created the heavens and the earth, the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun (which determines our calendar and understanding of time) He does not abide by these rules of time. Yes, He is the creator of time but He is not bound by them. In fact, He rules over them. So it is with this in mind that Peter reminds us that the second of advent of Jesus will come in God’s time. That is to say, we have no real idea when only that it will happen. Isaiah 55:11 says that the Word of God will not return empty or void, but that it will ultimately accomplish whatever He intends it to. So thank the Lord that He is faithful and that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray for specific people you know; neighbors, friends or those you see when you walk. Or, pray for opportunities to get to know your neighbors better.