In these verses we start with the scoffers who are "walking after their own lusts." After this we go back to the period of the great flood that destroyed the earth. What an awesome display of God's power and control. Following that event we zoom back to the future as we see that our time frame does not match God's. We think of life in increments of less than a century while God sees the many centuries since he created the earth as a mere blink of an eye. Would this view of time put us in the same class as the scoffers who say that God's kingdom is not coming in the future because it has not come in the last 2,000 years? Not at all. Giving yourself over to God's will and living life as if the rapture will be tomorrow is the only sensible approach.
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