It is funny how we are. Most of us, at least, are a little self centered. Our worlds revolve around what we do every day, and one day is often pretty much the same as the next. Time goes by, days, weeks, months, and then years. Before you know it you are looking at grandchildren and then great grand children.
It is easy to see how people are lulled to sleep by this progression of time. Things may be more modern, but overall, everything continues pretty much the same as it has since childhood.
The same was true for our parents and grand parents, and our belief that things will always be this way, can really cloud our understanding of greater things.
When the disciples asked Jesus about the timing of His return and what to look for, He warned them that mockers would come.
2Peter 3:3, “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation’.”
Jesus warned them, that mockers would come, saying nothing had changed since the beginning of time. But since the beginning of time, God has had a plan. He created the heavens, the earth, and man for a specific purpose. Jesus reminded the disciples that what is a thousand years to us, is only a day to God. He wanted them to know, that as they waited for HIs return, He wasn’t just “putting it off”. It was the patience of God , giving everyone the chance to repent and be saved. He has no pleasure, in the death of those that die without Him. ( 2 Peter 3)
Everything that has been prophesied in the Bible has been coming to pass at its appointed time. No other book has such a flawless record. It takes study to look into these matters, but the Bible can stand the scrutiny. It is in fact the Word of God.
Jesus also told the disciples that just before He returns, it would be as it was in the days of Noah. How was it then? Jesus said that the wickedness was so great that every intent of the thoughts of man’s heart was only evil continually.
I wonder how far we are from that state today, when we have changed so many of our laws that upheld what was good and right, and made them to support what used to be considered evil or unthinkable. Sometimes it seems we have become a world without a conscience at all. We can’t be too far from being “as it was in the days of Noah”.
“Even so, Come Lord Jesus”. Revelation 22:20