Revelation 3:10 (KJV) 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Patience is virtue; there are great rewards for those who go through life with great patience. The Lord Himself favors the patient. To be kept from the greatest trials and temptations that are about to come to the world is one of the greatest blessings God’s people can experience. We know horrible times are coming, troubles and chaos such as the world has never yet seen or will see again. Our imaginations of the horrors that are about to come fail in comparison to reality.
God is love; God is also just. Inasmuch as He doesn’t want anyone to perish but for everyone to be saved, there are those who choose folly; they’re heard-headed and hard-hearted; they have intense hatred for God Who have intense love for them. Inasmuch as God patiently waits and delays His coming so that the world has more opportunities and time to return to His love, freedom, salvation and protection, there will certainly be a day of reckoning.
We don’t deny the sufferings God’s people and the world are experiencing, sufferings of different degrees. Our hearts break for our fellowmen and women who are undergoing the plagues of hardship even now. We all have our share. As God’s people, this is a part of our lot. We suffer; not one of us is exempt from it. Our best efforts and behavior won’t win everyone. There are those who’ve been blinded by lies and deceits. They stab us deep despite our deep love for them. They enjoy the blessings of our love, goodness, and godliness, but they’re heartless; they keep hurting us without an iota of guilt or remorse.
But we are patient; a day is coming when we’ll be redeemed from every form of suffering. Right now, we are redeemed from sin; that’s enough for us to continue our journey of love, joy, peace, and freedom.