Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
“he that shall come” – In context, this applies to Jesus
In looking at the Greek for “tarry,” there is implication to a specific time that will happen on schedule; it is already designated on God’s calendar. When the Lord returns, He will be right on schedule. It’s the phrase “a little while” that causes misunderstanding because we are so quick to read things from our perspective without considering God’s perspective. What to God is a very little while can be a very long time from human perspective. Scripture tells us more than once that there is a great difference in looking at time from heaven’s perspective as compared to earth’s.
Psalm 90:4 “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.”
2Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
This is a quote from the prophet Habakkuk.
Habakkuk 2:3-4 “…though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry….the just shall live by his faith.”
Faith carries one forward and not backward. Faith moves one to persevere and not quit. Faith confronts deception with the truth. Faith makes one strong, not weak. Faith leads one to obedience, not disobedience. Faith acts in confident expectation, not fear. In short, faith leads one to accept God’s gift of salvation, not reject it. One who rejects God’s gift gives God no pleasure, and they will in fact suffer His great displeasure.