Love Worth Finding Daily Devotions 24th July 2022 By Adrian Rogers
TOPIC: The Mercy Shown Through Methuselah
SCRIPTURE: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Love Worth Finding Daily Devotions 24th July 2022 MESSAGE
Why did Methuselah live so long? (See Genesis 5:27.) Methuselah represented the mercy of God. God knew that after Methuselah’s death, the flood would come. The flood was due, and the judgment of God was smoldering. People deserved to be judged, but God kept pushing the judgment day back. God gave them another year. He gave them another month. He gave them another week. He gave them another day. He gave them another hour. But one day, Methuselah died, and one of these days our figurative Methuselah will die. And mercy will give way to judgment.
In Peter’s time, there were people saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). But Peter made it clear, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
- How does it change your perspective on the state of the world to remember that God is showing mercy by delaying the Second Coming of Jesus?
- How should this truth give us a sense of urgency?
ACTION POINT: Take time today to share with someone about the mercy of God.
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