Today’s Reading | 2 Peter 3:1-10
1000 Years Like 1 Day
Why hasn’t Christ returned yet? When will He come again? To some, His delay indicates that He is not coming back at all. Peter closes this book by addressing the scoffers who claim that Christ is not coming back and lets us know why His return has been delayed. He first addresses the scoffers and speaks to some of their points. Some scoffers say that proof that Christ will not return is that things have gone on the same since the beginning of time. But Peter reminds us that they have not taken into account how God has judged the world such as the flood, which illustrates the absurdity of their point. Things have not continued the same since the beginning of time. Then, Peter explains that to God a day is like a thousand years. So to Him, it has only been two days since He left the earth. Peter further explains that the return of Christ has been delayed to provide more people with the opportunity to be saved. His delay is not the neglect of His promise, but the fulfillment of it. When His patience has ended, He will come. The return of Christ has been delayed for people you know who will trust?
How can we be prepared for Christ’s return?
How can we tell if we really believe He will come back soon?
How are you working to help others be prepared for Christ’s return?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?