Don’t let it escape your notice, dear friends, that with the Lord a single day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a single day. The Lord isn’t slow to keep his promise, as some think of slowness, but he is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day the heavens will pass away with a dreadful noise, the elements will be consumed by fire, and the earth and all the works done on it will be exposed. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be? You must live holy and godly lives, waiting for and hastening the coming day of God. Because of that day, the heavens will be destroyed by fire and the elements will melt away in the flames. But according to his promise we are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. (2 Peter 3:8-13, CEB)
When I was in seminary a few of us looked at the passages in the bible that talk about the end and time and figured out a date for when Jesus was coming back. It was all in jest and I do not remember what year it was.
But Paul talked a lot about how it was going to be soon, and some of those alive would not see death but Jesus would be back before then.
But God is patient not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives. So God is waiting for all of us to get it and change our hearts and lives and live like Jesus came to show us how to live. At this rate, Jesus will never come back!
If God is waiting for all of us to get it we need to be setting better examples of what it means to follow Jesus and be a disciple, because a lot of people are not attending Christian worship because they think Christians are hypocrites.
So let us be people of integrity that talk the talk and walk the walk and set an example that people will change their hearts and lives.
Loving People. Loving God.