The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today October 6 2023 is ”God’s Clock” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
SCRIPTURE: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise…but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.-2 Peter 3:9
Why is it taking so long for Christ to return? In Paul’s writings, we get the impression he expected the Lord to return in his own lifetime. Every subsequent generation of Christians has expected Christ to come back during their day. We ourselves are expecting Him at any moment.
But God keeps time by His own clock, and He keeps to His own schedule. A day is like a thousand years to Him and a thousand years like a day. The Bible warns us against skeptical impatience. God is not slow in keeping His promise. He is patient with us, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
Perhaps Jesus is delaying His coming to give your loved ones a few extra days to be saved. Perhaps He’s extending another hour for you to get your own heart right with Him. That is the one great decision in life that should not be delayed.
Don’t be discouraged if Jesus tarries His coming. Use it to share the Good News and beseech people to be reconciled to God while they still can and while there’s still time.
The delays of God are not meant to discourage our faith but to develop it.