We scoff at God because of his patience with sinners. Sometimes we scoff at him for being too harsh, other times it’s for being too soft.
Just think of that kid for which your heart aches to know the redeeming and saving love of Jesus. God is willing to endure their sin, our sin, and the present evil in this world to see s, inners like that kid reach repentance.
As Paul wrote to the Philippians, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”(Philippians 1:6) Jesus’s patient work in our life is our hope for salvation–for us and for our youth. May we grow in the fruit of God’s patience.