Thought for the Week.03-20-16.Day of the Lord
Studies in 2 Peter 3
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).
Teaching throughout the scriptures assures us there is coming a day when the world as we know it shall be destroyed—that is, the observable universe as well as the earth and all its contents will be consumed with fire.
A distinctive characteristic of this awesome event is that it will come as a surprise to everyone—without warning. It will be as sudden and unexpected as when a thief robs a house. People will be living their lives and doing what they do with no thought that all will be destroyed at any time.
Doubting that it will happen or ignoring the direct teaching about it will not prevent it from happening. The theme of the scriptures is not that we should worry about that day. The theme of the scriptures is that we should live our lives in such a way as to be prepared—whenever it happens.