Matthew 24:48

My lord tarrieth (cronizei mou o kurio). That is the temptation and to give way to indulge in fleshly appetites or to pride of superior intellect. Within a generation scoffers will be asking where is the promise of the coming of Christ ( 2 Peter 3:4 ). They will forget that God's clock is not like our clock and that a day with the Lord may be a thousand years or a thousand years as one day ( 2 Peter 3:8 ).