To those who fear that “it just seems to be taking too long here – are God’s promises really reliable?”, Peter gives his readers a wonderful word of encouragement: “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” (2 Peter 3:8-9).
I thought of this passage while reading this section from Thomas Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments (Baker Academic, 2013). Indeed, in some ways, this is sort of a “riff” on 2 Peter 3:8-9:
The OT concludes with the prophets. The prophets warn Israel and interpret for them the significance of the…
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