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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, April 28


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.

That I am still sitting here, able to get up and start my day, is illustration of the above. If God were not merciful and full of second chances, I would have been gone a long time ago. But even more wonderful, I have been promised eternal life. We know this earthly life is not our reward; our reward is yet to come.

Holy Father, I am grateful for your generous Spirit which lives in me and guides my path. Forgive me, Lord, when I fail to listen or fail to obey. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Apr 28, 2022

Thursday April 28th, 2022

2 Peter 3:9

The lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Peter explains that we cannot expect our human demands to God regarding the times that he keeps his promises. He is never slow. God is the one who made the schedule. He cannot be late. Instead God keeps every promise at the perfect time for his glory and for all those whom he loves. Giving us all a second chance, he is willing to give more time for people to come to repentance. This is his plan from the time of creati…

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Barbara
Barbara
Apr 28, 2022

2 Peter 3:9 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.


This verse speaks to me of a few things. First that God’s time frame and mine are not the same. This I have learned as I age. God never wanted death to be part of this life, but Adam and Eve changed that. God will respond to my requests in His time and not mine, and that God gives us second chances over and over again. All we need to do is repent.


Dearest Lord, you gave me life and I thank you for that. You have…

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David
David
Apr 28, 2022

2 Peter 3:9 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.

This verse has given me a different look at the Lord’s response time. He is being patient with me. Just because I want something now does not mean I am ready for it, or would appreciate it, if I received it now. Many things that I might pray for will be resolved or satisfied in time, in spite of me. God is patient and I must be also.


Dear Lord, I continue to be educated by your word. Thank you. Amen.

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Apr 28, 2022

2 Peter 3:9 To be told that God is not slow, not a slacker, and is patient about his promises, is reassuring to me. He is giving me another chance. We all need a second chance – maybe even more. To know that no matter how many times I falter, God is willing to take me back upon asking is such a blessing. Prayer: gracious God, what a patient God you are. It’s as if you know how weak I am. Thank you. Amen

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Tom
Tom
Apr 28, 2022

2 Peter 3:9

The phrase that struck me this morning is, “as some understand slowness.” The digital age is one in which instant gratification is the expected norm. I am, by nature, impatient, and must make a conscious effort to discern when I should let things flow or refuse to waste time. As I meditate on this conundrum, I hear God saying the difference is people. Seeing other people through God’s eyes demands patience and, at times, giving them second chances, just as a patient God has given me time and time again. Their are plenty of time-wasting things to avoid in this world, but when it comes to imitating how Jesus related to people, I need to rethink my…


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