“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” Romans 2:4
This is what I would like to shout out from the roof tops. God is Good! He cares about everything in your life. I did not give my life to God until I was thirty years old. I wish I had seen what God can do and wants to do for us sooner. I would have less regrets. In this verse Paul is talking about the grace of God. The Book of Romans is about the grace of God and how we can be right before Him. I want to say that I don’t understand why people don’t see the grace of God, but I know that they are blinded by Satan and the world. “So, all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) I pray that this veil can be removed from others so that they can see God’s love.
We sometime hear the phrase “do not mistake my kindness for weakness.” The same is true with God. His mercy and grace in dealing with mankind is not a sign of indifference or frailty. It’s meant to inspire us to thankfulness, to faith, and to repentance. God’s temporary display of patience isn’t a signal that our sin doesn’t matter to Him, or that He is unwilling to express His wrath. Instead, He means to call us, through His display of kindness in this moment, to turn from our sin and follow after Him forever. That’s true repentance.