God knows how! Peter tells us so in 2 Peter 2:9. There are two specific things Peter identifies in this text that God knows how to do:
- God knows how to rescue the righteous.
- God knows how to punish the ungodly.
Not only does God know how to punish the ungodly, but he knows how to restrain them now. He prevents them from doing anything that he does not will for them to do.
Peter offers us three examples to prove that God does indeed know how to rescue and restrain. He examines God’s treatment of sinful angels, God’s rescue of Noah and his family from the flood, and God’s rescue of Lot and his daughters from the judgment that befell Sodom and Gomorrah.