There is a day of reckoning known as “the day of the Lord” (vs. 10) coming for planet Earth and all who live here. As long as the present period of history persists, then there is an opportunity for people to turn to God in faith. It is only because of God extending His patience towards humanity that He does not bring the present age to a close. God’s desire is that no one should perish and that all should have the opportunity to repent and be saved. Because God can do the work of a thousand years in one day, the delay of “the day of the Lord” should not be considered as slackness or slowness by God. Rather it is God’s nature to always fulfill His promises, but to God the days pass by neither more slowly nor more quickly than befits His economy.