The storm seems to have bypassed us here in Auckland ….. but may be impacting other parts of the country. So often warnings don’t turn out to be as bad as predicted ….. but we would be unwise to ignore them. The Bible is full of warnings. God never does anything without warning the people through His prophets ….. often years before the actual event. That’s because He is merciful. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. But He is also just and that’s a tricky balance. He has to follow up on His word. He gives us time to meet His conditions which are always for our good. There are plenty of signs to let us know that time is running out.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets” Amos 3:7