Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
And will not God bring about justice for his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
"For yet in a very little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.
2 Peter 3:15
And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you.
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
1 Timothy 1:16
But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who would believe in him for eternal life.
1 Peter 3:20
who formerly did not obey, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water.
Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her immorality.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."