All Should Reach Repentance

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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 3:9 ESV

This verse falls within the context of Peter exhorting the brethren concerning the coming of the Day of the Lord. (verses 1-13) God is not sitting idle, wasting time while his people endure hardships. Rather, God is allowing enough time to pass so that all of His elect will repent and come to faith in Jesus.

That being said, I would like to focus on the second half of this verse and show how God’s will is multi-faceted in nature. (more…)