The day of the Lord is to come like a thief. 2 Peter 3:10
No one knows the Day of the Lord. It is like the day of a thief which is out of expectation. Not even the thief, himself knows when is his hour to steal. Nowadays, many of us are under the impression that Christ will not come back soon to put an end to our present world. In fact, we do not even know how much time we have left to make and improve to save it.
God does not measure time as we do. He can present something as very close and not accomplish it right away. On the other hand, if it seems a long time to us does not mean we can go back to a com placement life, but instead we must take advantage of the mercy of God who grants us time to convert more deeply and time for others to come to conversion, because of our good example and prayer.
In the beginning the heavens existed first and earth appeared from the water, taking its form by the word of God. By the same word of God, this world perished in the Flood. Likewise, the word of God is maintaining the present heavens and earth.
The Lord does not delay in fulfilling his promises, though some speak of delay; rather he is giving us time so that no one will perish but all many come to conversion.
Take note that the Day of the Lord is to come like a thief. Therefore, beloved brothers, as you wait in expectation of this, strive that God may find you without blemish or fault, living in peace considering God’s patience is for our salvation.
The patience of God brings salvation to everyone who believes.