For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness,[b] where they are being held until the day of judgment. And God did not spare the ancient world-except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment. So God protected Noah when he destroyed the world of ungodly people with a vast flood.2 Peter 2:4-5
God’s wrath is not something that we as a people like to talk about. However, it is something that is very real when it comes to who God is. He did not spare His wrath on angels or man when it came to disobedience. He will not spare His wrath when it comes to disobedience and blasphemy. We have to make sure that we are telling the world about not only his love, but his wrath, as well. They must understand that sin always has consequences and punishment. If we ignore that part of who God is, then we don’t really understand salvation at all. In order to understand what it was we were rescued from, we must understand the wrath of God.
The hope is in the last part of these verses. He spared Noah because he was a righteous man and a follower of Him. If we turn from our sins, He will welcome us with open arms.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for saving me from the consequences and punishment of sin. May I help rescue others as well. Amen.