2 Peter 2:4-9 (NLT)
4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into ******, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment. 5 And God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and the seven others in his family. Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment. So God protected Noah when he destroyed the world of ungodly people with a vast flood. 6 Later, God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned them into heaps of ashes. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people. 7 But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him. 8 Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. 9 So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.

Simon Peter writes these words of truth and encouragement. He states God did not spare the angels who sinned and followed Satan’s path. Nor did he spare the men of the world who had totally turned away from God. Water removed all those but Noah; and fire removed all those from Sodom and Gomorrah except Lot. These men and their families were saved because of their righteousness; while others fell because of their total wickedness against God.

Romans 5:19 says, “Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.” The bible tells us one person brought sin upon us. The sin has been carried forward from generation to generation. And while there have been righteous men who have endured and fought against the temptations of sin, only one man, Jesus Christ was without sin. No one has ever been able to live a holy and righteous life, without sin, without flaw, other than Jesus Christ. Because God had a plan of Salvation, which he promised to Abraham, and to King David; He fulfilled that promise through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. The verse from Romans says many will be made righteous because of Christ. It has been the righteousness of some men who have preserved others. Even when Abraham pleaded with God over saving Sodom and Gomorrah, he asked God if righteous men could be found would He spare the cities. God replied, “Then I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.” But there were not 10 righteous men in either of the cities. Pray that you may be able to live a righteous and holy life. Ask God to keep you from temptation and ask that you might be able to lead others from sin.