Good morning all,
The word of the day is “thousand.” We see a ton of use in the New Testament of numbers to represent God and his timing. In this passage, Peter is letting the believers know that we need to understand that God works on a different schedule than his people. We see time against time, but God sees time against eternity. We can also take from this writing from Peter that we must work diligently with the time that God has given us, because we do not know when he is sending Jesus back to get us. We as Christians don't want to leave anyone out of the opportunity to have a relationship with Christ.
“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.”
~2 Pet. 3:8
My question for you is: how do you spend the time that God has given you? As a believer in the Lord, it is your duty and responsibility to use your time wisely and invest it in things that matter. Your life is not your own, and whether God gives you one more day, or one more century, on this Earth you must take advantage of it. My prayer for you is that you would realize the transcendence of God and how far beyond our comprehension he is. Live today as if it were your last day, because we never know when that awesome day will come when we see our Lord face-to-face.
Praying for you,