Peter reminds them that scoffers will come, asking about the second coming of Jesus Christ. They will say that the world continues as it always was. They are forgetting the fact that God’s judgment has already been poured out on the earth once before, in the time of Noah.
With the Lord, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night – earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.Paul recommends holy and godly living in anticipation of a new heaven and new earth.
2 Peter 3:3 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.The patience of our Lord is salvation. Paul has also written to us these things, though some have distorted them. Do not be led away by the error of wickedness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.