v 4 God did not spare even the angels who sinned.
v 7 But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom
So here comes a very necessary warning for Peter’s readers. Just as there had been false Prophets in Old Testament times (Read Jeremiah 29:29-32 for an example), so there will be false prophets, preachers and teachers in their own days. So Peter reminds them that God does not ignore such people but acts powerfully against them. In fact God’s character and actions include both dealing with sin and rescuing His own people. Judgement is inevitable and God’s wrath will be experienced by all those who deliberately offend His laws. These are strong words and not to be ignored in our own day. The three examples Peter gives of fallen angels, the wickedness of society in the days of Noah punished by the flood, and the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah when Lot was rescued, speak volumes to our own times. Have you ever felt, as Lot did, ‘who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him. ‘ (vv 7-8)?
The whole story of Lot being rescued, in Genesis 19, not only majors on the impact of God’s judgement, but also on the way God rescued Lot from the nightmare situation he found himself in. Peter’s verdict on the fate of the two cities has some relevance to our society today. His comment in v 10 comes as a clarion call to our generation. ‘ He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire ‘
Continue to pray for wholeness in thought, word and deed in our own age which is bombarded with sexual images and unashamed immorality. God can rescue us from being caught up in it’s current lifestyle and ultimate judgement.