“When God delays, He always delays for a greater purpose. You might not be able to see that purpose right now because YOU live within the confines of linear time.” ( Tony Evans - “Between A Rock And A Hard Place”) But God’s time is different from our time here on earth. That brings up the question; what is time? It all depends on perspective. When I served in the military we used Zulu Time. That was based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), measured on the prime meridian running through Greenwich, England: used in England and as a standard of calculation elsewhere. By using this, no matter where you were on earth, it was the same time. There is just one time zone. GMT is no longer used and was changed to Universal Time (UT) for scientific use. All of the explanations above still do not say what time is. As Albert Einstein said, “Time is relative”. It depends on who you are, where you are, and when you are, at some point in the universe. “Time, as a separate entity, has not yet been defined in language. Definitions will be found to be merely explanations of the sense in which we use the word in matters of practical life. No human being can tell how long a minute is; only that it is longer than a second and shorter than an hour. In some sense we can think of a longer or shorter period of time, but this is merely comparative. The difference between 50 and 75 steps a minute in marching is clear to us, but note that we introduce motion and space before we can get a conception of time as a succession of events, but time, in itself, remains elusive.” (James Arthur. “Time and Its Measurement”, pg 13, - 1909.) In the English language: Time (as a noun, adj., verb, idioms, etc.) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/time In the Bible, there are 54 different word forms, in Hebrew and Aramaic, to express time. One word is a part of Jehovah’s name: hayah = to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen. In Greek, there are 45 different word forms to express thoughts of time. When applied as Einstein stated we can understand more clearly what Peter quoted; “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD ( Jehovah Psa 90:1-4 ) as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” (Psa 90:4 DNKJB ) Time is relative. “And the evening and the morning were the first day” Gen. 1:5; “Evening and morning and at noonday,” Ps. 55:17, divides the day (“sun up”) in two parts. “Fourth part of a day,” Neh. 9:3, shows another advance. Then comes, “are there not twelve hours in a day,” John 11:9. The “eleventh hour,” Matt. 20:1 to 12, shows clearly that sunset was 12 o'clock. A most remarkable feature of this 12-hour day, in the New Testament, is that the writers generally speak of the third, sixth and ninth hours, Acts 2:15; 3:1; 10:9. This is extremely interesting, as it shows that the writers still thought in quarter days (Neh. 9:3) and had not yet acquired the 12-hour conception given to them by the Romans. They thought in quarter days even when using the 12-hour numerals! Note further that references are to “hours;” so it is evident that in New Testament times they did not need smaller subdivisions. “About the third hour,” shows the mental attitude. That they had no conception of our minutes, seconds and fifth seconds becomes quite plain when we notice that they jumped down from the hour to nowhere, in such expressions as “in an instant— in the twinkling of an eye.” (James Arthur. “Time and Its Measurement”, pgs 13-14, - 1909.) In the last words, “twinkling of an eye”, is a quote from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,” ( 1 Co 15:51-52a NASB ) This word, along with twinkling are important word associated with early Greek understanding of time. The word translated as moment is atomos (at'-om-os) meaning, that cannot be cut in two, or divided, indivisible. The other word, twinkling, is rhipe (hree-pay'), meaning; a throw, stroke, beat, a moment of time. In the USA, there is “Daylight Savings”, where the clocks are reset ahead 1 hour in the spring, and reset back one hour in the autumn. Why? It doesn’t really save time, because it’s a 12 hour clock. Many other places in the world run on 24 hour clocks to keep time. How accurate are they? Not very. Then, there is the “Atomic Clock” which the microwave signal that electrons in atoms emit when they change energy levels. How accurate is the atomic clock? “FOCS 1, a continuous cold caesium fountain atomic clock in Switzerland, started operating in 2004 at an uncertainty of one second in 30 million years.” “Atomic clocks are the most accurate time and frequency standards known,” Another way to express this is: “We don’t know!” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_clock Thanks for taking the time to read this.