Then the Lord knows how to rescue the Godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones. (ESV) II Peter 2:9-10
Nosh: Those who practice immorality are proud and rebellious, always rejecting the authority of those who might otherwise hold them accountable. This leads to a spirit of lawlessness and, if left unchecked, will yield personal, familial and societal destruction.