But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.1 The heavens will disappear with a roar;2 the elements will be destroyed by fire,3 and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.a411
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
as you look forward5 to the day of God and speed its coming.b6 That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.713
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,8 the home of righteousness.
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless9 and at peace with him.