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Verse of the Day - Day 229

One Day Is as a Thousand Years - 2 Peter 3:8-9

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Today's Bible Verse:

2 Peter 3:8-9
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. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: One Day Is as a Thousand Years

What does Peter mean by this phrase, "With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day"? It's likely that he was building on Psalm 90:4: "For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night."

Evidently, God does not perceive time as we do here on earth. One day in God's eyes may be as productive as a thousand years of events. The Lord may be delaying his return, not because he is acting slowly, but because of his great compassion toward those who are lost. I believe Peter was encouraging believers to think outside the box because God is not limited by time, space, and human comprehension.

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