2 Peter 2:4–22 (ESV)
False Prophets and Teachers
4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient
world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making
them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among
them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day
of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.
We get a slight glimpse of hell and the fallen angels in this passage. Martin Luther writes: “God cast them [the angels who sinned] into hell. There they don’t suffer punishment as yet, although they are condemned.
For if they were already punished, the devils wouldn’t engage in so much knavery” (AE 54:447).”
I pray for us to keep our eye focused on Jesus, the perfecter of our faith. Amen.