Message Notes 12.27.20 | Certain Judgment and Certain Deliverance | 2 Peter 2:4-10a
1 Peter 2:4-10a
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly6 if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly7 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard)9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.
I. God in his righteousness judges all the ungodly
A. This is proven in His judgment of fallen angels
B. This is proven in His judgment of the world through the flood
C. This is proven in His judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah
II. God in His mercy saves the godly.
A. God teaches us through the fallen angels that salvation is owed to no one
B. God saved Noah through the flood as a display of His mercy to the godly
C. God saved Lot from destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah as a display of His mercy to the godly
4 And the LORD said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it.”