Scripture: “then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment“ 2 Peter 2:9
Observation: deliver (rescue, snatch up, draw a person to and for the deliverer, deliver from danger or destruction); godly (God-fearing, devout, showing due reverence); temptation (testing, affliction, calamity); reserve (watch over, guard); unjust (wicked, unrighteous); under punishment (chastisement, restriction); day of judgment (sentencing, blessing or condemnation).
Application: Like Lot, the Lord rescues those who are troubled because of the lawless deeds of the unjust. While I was tormented by evil things, He righteously judges. Things of the past and things I’m working through today is not the end. He will punish those who pursued their lustful passions that defiled me, and those who hate His authority. Their arrogance and slanderous ways against the Lord and His people will not stand against God.
Prayer: Lord, thank You that You pursue the hearts of Your children, so You see where there is tenderness and repentance; and also where there is arrogance and darkness. You have such beautiful grace and mercy, and such perfect justice and judgment. You avenge Your children and You rescue us from evil. Thank You for leading me out of sin and into Your light, and never leaving me to fend for myself. In Jesus’ name. Amen.