One of the foundational doctrines of our faith is that of eternal judgment (Hebrews 6:2). This reminds us all of the fact that for every single person, judgment is inevitable (Hebrews 9:27).

2nd Peter 2:4-22 is one of those blistering accounts of the consequences of seeking to undermine the moral authority of God. Rebellion, be it by an angel, man, or city, will come under the judgment of God (2 Peter 2:4-6). In each case just referred to by Peter, there was a deliberate choice that was made to ignore, reject, or simply defy the authority of God. Peter even makes mention of those who called themselves Christian but were in reality pigs or dogs in sheep’s clothing (2 Peter 2:20-23).

However, just as Noah and Lot were delivered by God in their perilous times (2 Peter 2:5,7-9), by God’s grace you and I can resist the immoral tide of our days by reminding ourselves of a few simple truths. The key to staying strong in the Lord is by daily abiding in the Lord (John 15:1-7). Take note of any spiritual drifting in your life (Hebrews 2:1). Beware of your heart being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13). Stay connected with the Lord through prayer, His Word, and in good fellowship with other believers (Acts 2:42-47).

Let’s do what the grace of God teaches us to do, saints, and we will be just fine. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14)