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.
Then will not God provide protection for his chosen people, who cry out to him day and night?
For "In a very little while He who is to come will come and not delay,
2 Peter 3:15
Look upon our Lord's patience as salvation, just as our dear brother Paul, with the wisdom that God gave him, wrote you to do,
Then what if God, though he wanted to display his anger and show his power, has shown great patience toward the objects of his anger, already ripe for destruction,
1 Timothy 1:16
but God had mercy on me in order that in my case as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display his perfect patience, as an example to those who would later believe in him and find eternal life.
1 Peter 3:20
who had once been disobedient, when in Noah's time God in his patience waited for the ark to be made ready, in which a few people, eight in all, were brought safely through the water.
Do you think so lightly of his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience, and fail to see that God's kindness ought to induce you to repent?
1 Timothy 2:4
who wants all men to be saved and to come to know the truth.
I have given her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her immorality.
I have not come to invite the pious but the irreligious to repentance!"