The Lord’s Deliverance and Condemnation

2 Peter 2:9

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.”

The Lord God is able to deliver His people when they are tempted. He knows how best to rescue us from all forms of temptations.

When the Lord permits temptations to befall us, we must teach our hearts to remember that the Lord knows how to deliver those who are godly. Our concern then should not be our escape, but our consecration to be godly. It is the godly whom the Lord will deliver. The Lord will deliver all those who trust in Him from being completely overtaken by the temptations of sin.

At times, the Lord takes some of His children to the heavenly home (by death) so that they may be eternally freed from all the earthly temptations and be in the safety of heaven’s holiness. But to those who live ungodly, death would mean sure condemnation.

Dear children, if you trust in the Lord Jesus, whether it be life or death, the Lord shall deliver your souls from spiritual destruction.

Prabhudas Koshy