Since the Lord did all this, he knows how to rescue godly people when they are tested. He also knows how to hold immoral people for punishment on the day of judgment. [2Peter 2:9 GW]
In a very real sense salvation, like judgment, is finalized in the future. Life is filled with things that are not fair. Innocent children die young. Bad things happen to godly people. Good things happen to immoral people. So often life simply does not makes sense. So often we are confronted with the question of why.
Yet when I think of judgment day, my mind imagines a day when all is made right. Parents are reunited with lost children. Painful tears are wiped from our eyes. Those who have rejected the Divine are nowhere to be found. It is a time when past trials and sufferings will make sense. It will be a glorious day.
We have a Blessed Hope. Empower us again to persevere when tested Dear Jesus.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.