Today’s Reading | 2 Peter 2:1-12
God Will Deliver
Have you ever been in the midst of a trial you thought would never end? Or, have you ever gotten to the point while enduring difficult circumstances that you felt like giving up? Have you ever wondered if God was even aware of the circumstances that were going on in your life? If so, then you will find encouragement in these verses. Peter reminds us that God knows how to rescue godly men from trials. Peter also lists for us a number of examples of how God has responded to sin in the past. He used the example of Lot. He lived in the midst of a horrible circumstance and had felt tormented for years. God delivered him from it. Peter makes the point that God is able to deliver you as well. He stands to defend us against the sin of our world that seeks to inflict trials upon our lives. Even in the midst of incredible sin and hardship, God will deliver the godly while holding the unrighteous accountable. Are there circumstances in your life that require the hope this passage provides to keep you pressing forward? Think of someone who needs this hope. Will you share it with him? Never forget that God knows where you are, and He cares.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?