Updated: Jun 6
The Day of the Lord will come like a thief,
and then with a roar the sky will vanish,
the elements will catch fire and melt away,
the earth and all that it contains will be burned up.
Since everything is coming to an end like this,
what holy and saintly lives you should be living
while you wait for the Day of God to come,
and try to hasten its coming:
on that Day the sky will dissolve in flames and the elements melt in the heat.
What we are waiting for, relying on His promises,
is the new heavens and new earth,
where uprightness will be at home.
(2 Peter 3: 10-13)
For God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and only foundation, and no other foundation can be laid. Some will use gold or silver or precious stones in building on the foundation; others will use wood or grass or straw. And the quality of each person's work will be seen when the Day of Christ exposes it. For on that Day fire will reveal everyone's work; the fire will test it and show its real quality. If what was built on the foundation survives the fire, the builder will receive a reward. But if your work is burnt up, then you will lose it; but you yourself will be saved, as if you had escaped through the fire.
(1 Corinthians 3: 11-15)