2 Peter 2:4-9
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
In today's society, talking about sin is not exactly wildly popular. I believe that sin is important, however. When we talk about sin and take it seriously, we begin to understand how perfect God is -- God cannot tolerate sin, and it must ultimately be destroyed if we are to dwell fully with him for eternity. God's perfection cannot be tainted by even the slightest sin, which is offensive to God.
And so we see here how seriously God takes sin and those who choose to cling to it. It makes it all the more amazing that God himself took on the full weight and punishment for human sin, destroying sin and freeing us from our bond to it. While here we read descriptions of what happens to those who cling to sin, God offers us a path away from our sin, so that we may not suffer the same fate as our sin. We are set free through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Ultimately, God is a rescuer. He rescues us from sin, from death, into life. May the magnitude of sin make us all the more amazed at the grace and love of God.