Count the Patience of Our Lord as Salvation

bobbyemberley —  September 3, 2012 — 2 Comments

I just finished reading through II Peter in my devotions. Here are some meditations I wrote down from chapter 3:

God’s character leads him to be patient. This patience leads to salvation. So, I can conclude then that God’s character leads him to provide salvation. He is a salvation-providing God. These truths give me some framework for understanding how God works in specific situations. There is a lot I may not understand in a given circumstance. But I do know something: God desires to bring salvation to people. He desires to save lost people, and he desires the continual salvation of found people. So, when I long for the new heavens and new earth and grow tired of the groanings of this life, I need to remember that in this time God is patiently waiting. And as he patiently waits he accomplishes salvation, not just for others but for me; not just for me but through me.

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