Saturday, January 15, 2011

To Wait or Not To Wait, that is Not the Question. That is the Answer.

I thank you for your patience. I've been away from this Blog a long time, six months in fact. Perhaps you thought, "He's gone away and not returning". But here I am, I'm not dead and gone.

I just popped back probably when you didn't expect it or even forgotten about me.

Hmmm, maybe there is a message in that beyond this silly blogger's posts.

 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:8-10 (NIV)
Who better to show us patience can be learned than Peter, a very impatience man.
What got me thinking about patience was a post at Tamela's Place,  "Becoming Calm and Submissive Goes for Humans Too". 
"Patience is a virtue" is a popular saying. I don't know who said it. I do know the Bible teaches it and it is a virtue. There are other popular sayings about patience that seem contradictory.
"Everything comes to him who waits." "He who hesitates is lost."

Now how can that be?

It can be because of the verses quoted. We, who are Christian, must wait. We wait for the return of the Lord and in the meantime we wait for death. Our patience and belief will be rewarded with everything promised. And while we wait, we must show by our patience and our love for those who are not Christian that they cannot wait.

We do not know when our Lord will return. Usually we do not know when we will die. If either of those assured events should fall upon us in unbelief we will be lost. The Lord will come as a thief in the night. Death may come in the very next second. Hesitation is not advised; he who hesitates is lost. 


  1. Hey Larry,

    So happy your back on nitewrit again. It seems we're good at stirring each other when it comes to some of the topics we write about :).. Thank you for sharing my post on yours Lar.. Waiting is not good when it comes to salvation for sure and Christ Jesus could return soon and we need to get ready as well as exhort others to be saved.. For "today" is the day of salvation saith the Lord..

    Tammy :)