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David Paraeus on 2 Peter 3:9 and Roms 2:4.

August 31, 2007

[For the Harvest] This is the second reason, from the next cause, or order of nature requiring harvest when the corn is white, John. 4:35. “Lift up your eyes,” says Christ, and look on the fields, “for they are already white to harvest.” Therefore being ripe, the time of the harvest is at hand. This “ripeness” signifies that the measure of the Church’s calamities, Anti-Christ’s tyranny, and the inequity of the wicked was now full, as God in Gen. 18:21. says touching the sins of the Sodomites: that he was come to see whither they were come to the full height or not: And Christ of the Pharisees: Matt. 23:32. Full yee up the measure of your fathers.” This also commends both the patience and justice of God: The Lord is not slack in his judgement, but is patient towards us, not willing that any should perish: but by longsuffering leads us to repentance. So then he will execute judgement most justly, because he will do it, till there be no hope of the world’s recovery, and that the sins of men are come to that height as none shall have cause to complain either of the overmuch haste or severity of the Judge. 

David Pareus, A Commentary Upon the Divine Revelation of the Apostle and Evangelist, John (Amsterdam: Printed by C.P. Anno, 1644), 361.

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