“Wrath & Rescue”

April 16, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST

2 Peter 2:3b - 10a

3b Their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

4 For if God did not spare angels who sinned, but cast them into the pit and delivered them to chains of darkness, being kept for judgment;

5 and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter;

7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men

8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds),

9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

10a and especially those who go after the flesh in its corrupt lust and despise authority.


Referenced Scripture:

Jude 4, 2

Peter 2:4 (NASB95)

Jude 6–7

Genesis 6:5—7

Genesis 6:12—13



“What marked the world prior to the flood was the triumph of moral relativism, and finally God destroyed it, sparing only one family—eight people.” - Dr. R.C. Sproul



“The implication is that God can bring the final judgment upon this world and spare the righteous while destroying the unrighteous. Indeed, the presence of the righteous is no safety for the unrighteous, for God can save the former in the midst of judgment, just as he did Noah.” - Dr. Peter H. Davids