When will Jesus return? – 2 Peter 3:9 | 2-minute meditation


Peter answers a burning question, in 2 Peter 3:9. It’s worth medtitating on this answer!

2 Peter 3:9
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The Bible doesn’t always answer every question we could possibly ask. If you look at the life of Jesus, half the time when he’s asked a question, he just responds with a question. But here in 2 Peter chapter 3, verse 9, we have an excellent answer to a real question that people are asking today.

2 Peter 3, verse 9: The Lord is not slow to fulfil his promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you. Not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Why is Jesus not here yet? Why hasn’t the second coming happened? Why has God waited now 2,000 years for Jesus to return? These are really valid questions. And in the world, we see lots of suffering. We see wars. We see tragedy.

And we’re wondering, God, why are you letting this continue? And here, Peter gives us an answer.

God is actually being patient. He wants the maximum possible number of people to be saved, to see and recognise that Jesus is the way for them to accept Jesus, to receive salvation, to enter into relationship with God.

And Peter knows that to us this may seem slow, but to God it isn’t slow. It’s loving.

And this verse doesn’t seek to answer the question, why is there evil in the world? But it does give us hope. It does give us a reason to persevere. It helps us to understand that God has a plan and we are the beneficiaries of that plan.

Thank you, Lord God, for your patience. Thank you for your kindness and goodness. We trust you. We long to see Jesus return, but we know that that will be in your good time. Amen.

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