A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.
2 Peter 3:15 — “And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him…”
MacArthur commentary: “…during the time of God’s patience, Christians should engage in seeking the salvation of souls.”
It appears that I have a long way to go in understanding and embracing patience and humility. Even as I study, the familiar flashes of ideas of how God might use me to do BIG things and make a name for myself (i.e. maybe out of this study I’ll write a best-selling book) distract me like tired mosquitoes buzzing in my ears. May God completely re-purpose my heart, and with it, my idea of serving and of success.