Cities Judged
2 Peter 2:6

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2016, Max D. Hutto,

“And if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter.” 2 Peter 2:6 NASB

Peter gives his third and final illustration concerning God’s judgment of the ungodly in the past. God judged the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their rampant sinfulness that included all kinds of sexual immorality, including promiscuity and homosexuality. God’s judgment came suddenly, completely destroying them with fire and brimstone until there was nothing left but ashes. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah stands as a warning to all who live an ungodly lifestyle. In spite of what the sinful behavior may be, God’s judgment is certain. Yet God offers salvation to all people who repent and turn to His ways.

Lord Jesus, sinfulness and ungodliness are rampant in today’s society. Help me to share with others the truth of Your judgment on sin and Your offer of salvation to those who repent and trust in You.

 

  August 19, 2016


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