In a fast society we expect instant results: You call, he answers; She tweets, we hear her; I order, we eat.

God could keep up with our expectations. But he doesn't and his slowness is all the more noticeable the quicker we get.

The Bible tells us that God is slow to anger and restrains himself from righteous wrath on his sinful creatures. God's slowness preserves us.

He has every right to let loose the flood gates of his wrath right now, but he holds back not wishing that any perish (2 Pet 3:9).

We deserve his wrath, but he is patient with us and waits for our repentance.

Being patient, however, doesn't mean the threat is empty. He is coming in wrath and one day his wrath will be complete - all evil will be punished and righteousness will reign:

The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. (Nahum 1:3)

In an instant society we should be glad that there is a gap between our sin and God's response. So don't be slow to repent of sin today.