“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” - 2 Peter 3:9
Did you know Methuselah lived to be 969 years old? And God had a very good reason for letting him live to be that old. The reason Methuselah lived so long was not that he had good genes but that God had great mercy. Why?
The name “Methuselah” means “When he is gone, it will come.” The “it” refers to The Flood. And according to the Word of God, The Flood came exactly the day that Methuselah died. God kept letting him live and live because God didn’t want anybody to perish in that flood. God kept giving one more opportunity and one more chance. He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Reflect upon your life—are there times you can name when God intervened with mercy when He might have sent judgment instead? Perhaps there were times when He spared you from something, and later you look back on that time and say, “God was so merciful.” Remember His mercy today and thank Him specifically for how He has covered your life with His garment of mercy.
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