Tormented but Tolerant
2 Peter 2:7-8

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

“And if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds).” 2 Peter 2:7-8 NASB

While God punishes the sinful, He rescues the righteous, including Lot who lived among the vile, sinful, sensual, lawless, unrestrained, and unprincipled men. While Lot did trust in God, he was not perfect, allowing the ungodliness in his culture to influence him. He lived among people that were filled with corruption and wickedness. Even though he disagreed, he tolerated their immoral, sinful, evil behavior, and lifestyle. Peter described him as tormented and tortured by the evil and lawless deeds he saw each day in his community.

Lord Jesus, help me to live a righteous and holy life even in the midst of a culture that is filled with evil and wickedness. Let me not be tolerant of evil but speak of the need for repentance and a turning to God before it is too late.


  August 26, 2016

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