“So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” (2 Peter 2:9, NLT)
Soak your Heart
This interesting passage comes after Peter’s account of how the Lord delivered Noah and Lot from what would appear to be impossible circumstances. Both lived in “evil times,” with their respective peer groups living lives totally inconsistent with the plan of God for mankind.
However, God delivered each of them, with their families, in his way and timing. Noah had a close walk with the Lord and he obeyed the Lord’s instructions regarding building the ark. Then, in God’s timing, Noah moved his family and the animals into the ark. God shut the door, releasing the waters from the deep that flooded the earth.
We need to soak our minds in verses that give us confidence God knows how to deliver the righteous from temptations and other barriers that work to keep us from being effective emissaries. We have been declared righteous because of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God knows how to deliver the righteous!
Feed your heart and mind on our all-powerful Savior, who knows how to deliver the righteous. Believers are declared righteous—which means right standing—with God the Father because of what Jesus did on the cross for us. Let’s remind ourselves of this often.
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