32: Why is God Delaying?

Message 32 of 34 in the series Letters from Peter

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 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 reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

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2 Peter 3:8-10, ESV

Discussion Questions

  • Read Luke 2:22-32

    What promise had God given to Simeon? What was Simeon doing while He waited on the fulfillment of that promise?

  • Read Joshua 23:14

    How does remembrance of God’s past faithfulness compel us to live boldly and faithfully for Him in the future?

  • Read 2 Peter 3:8

    God stands outside of time, which means he is not affected or hindered by time in any way. How is this different from us?

    How might this impact how God views events on our lives vs how we view them?

  • Read 2 Peter 3:9

    God’s delays always have a purpose. Can you name a time in your life where God delayed in answering a prayer and you were later glad that He did?

  • Read 2 Peter 3:10

    What does it mean that the Return of Christ will come “like a thief”?

    How should this impact how we live day to day?

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