What Does “Not Willing That Any Should Perish” Mean? A Commentary on 2 Peter 3:9


The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

The Lord Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). Obviously, in the last days, the Lord will return to utter words to call to His sheep. Those who truly believe in God and love the truth belong among the wise virgins. They hear God’s words, so they will be raptured before God and feast with the Lord. Such kind of people are preordained to be chosen by God. Which is to say, they are those who have human spirits. God doesn’t want them to perish. However, those who condemn the Lord’s return instead of seeking God’s voice when they hear someone testifies to the Lord’s return, are dead ones without spirit. They cannot understand God’s voice and refuse to welcome Him. Such are foolish virgins who will be forsaken and eliminated by the Lord and will weep and gnash their teeth in the dark.

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