2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise…
I. CONTEMPLATE THE SUPREME BEING DIRECTING THE DISSOLUTION, AS HE DIRECTED THE ORIGINAL FORMATION, OF THE WORLD.
II. Let us contemplate THE DISSOLUTION OF THE WORLD AS THE END OF ALL HUMAN GLORY. This earth has been the theatre of many a great spectacle, and many a high achievement.
III. CONTEMPLATE THE SOUL OF MAN AS REMAINING UNHURT IN THE MIDST OF THIS GENERAL DESOLATION, when the whole animal creation perishes, and the whole frame of nature falls into ruins. Here, then, let us behold what is the true honour and excellence of man.
IV. WE CONTEMPLATE THE DISSOLUTION OF THE WORLD AS THE INTRODUCTION TO A GREATER AND NOBLER SYSTEM IN THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD. We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
(H. Blair, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
WEB: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.