A Day... or a Thousand Years?

In  this  fast  moving  age  we  live  in,  the one commodity we all appear to need more of is time!  Everything has speeded up  when we compare  our way of life now with that of years ago. Technology has mostly been the driving force for this.  People seem more impatient and less tolerant when it comes  to  waiting,  queuing,  or  being  served  in  a  shop.  We  want everything NOW!

In 2 Peter 3 we read that with God a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day. This is quite confusing, but it also says that ‘He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance’ (v9) which is encouraging for us. However, we cannot afford to sit back and bide our time, for the day of the Lord will come ‘like a thief in the night’ and when we may be  least expecting it.   

Marilyn Appleby