“I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself” (Psalm 119:52).
In this present evil world, there is no greater comfort than the word of God. The word is faithful to record the fact that God indeed takes care of His own. The following are examples of God’s care based on II Peter 2:4–9.
If God is strong enough to chain up the sinful angels “to be reserved unto judgment” (II Peter 2:4; Revelation 9:14), for “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (I John 4:4).
If God ran out of patience with Sodom and Gomorrha (II Peter 2:6–8), then we can be assured this present evil world will one day be subject to the One out of whose mouth “goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God” (Revelation 19:15).
If God still cared about Lot (II Peter 2:7) who found himself in the worst possible situation, then He will remember us for His “goodness’ sake” (Psalm 25:7).
If God did not tolerate the sin of the antediluvian world (II Peter 2:5), but destroyed it with a worldwide flood, then we can believe the record of Peter that destruction is coming again. “But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (3:7).
If God was faithful to Noah throughout his hundred-year-long project, we can believe that “He which hath begun a good work . . . will perform it” (Philippians 1:6).
If God can preserve Noah’s family of eight, it is certain He is able to be “my hiding place,” and to “preserve me from trouble,” and “compass me about with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7). CJH