In the Bible on several occasions God displays His indelible grace; for instance: In the book of Jeremiah; the prophet warns Israel, Jerusalem,and Judea, of impending destruction. Jeremiah characterized as the weeping prophet laments in tears as he recite the cause and effect of God’s judgment on His chosen people, the descendants of Israel.
Jeremiah pleads with Israel to confess, and repent of their sins, and turn to righteousness.
Furthermore, in the book of Jonah, God's judgement was delayed for the City of Nineveh after the great city heeded the warning of God given by Jonah.
3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.
When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Likewise, in the book of Isaiah, God delayed His judgement on Hezekiah, allowing him 15 additional years of life
“after Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: 5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria.”
Unquestionably Jesus will return and when He does the Bible makes known His judgement will come with Him. Only God's Grace has delayed His return
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count , but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
Even now Gods is seeking that one that is lost, waiting for a soul to come to repentance, Jesus is interceding for you and I, allowing use time (as He warned Israel) to repent and turn to righteousness.
How will you respond?