We live in a world that worships time. Technology is constantly making things faster in order to satiate our desire for instant gratification. For example, we have instant coffee, instant meals, instant pots, instant replay, instant messaging, Instagram, etc. As a result of our worship of the god called now, we are finding it more and more difficult to wait. Yet waiting is a tool used by God for our benefit. In this lesson we explore why we worship the god called now and why waiting is crucial to discipleship.
2 PETER 3:8-14
8 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. 9 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. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”