Zephaniah 2

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Zephaniah 2 has the prophet pressing God’s people to take action and gathering together in a solemn demonstration of national mourning and repentance. “Gather together, yes, gather, O shameless nation, before the decree takes effect”. God is in the restoration business.  He always wants us to turn from our sin and return to Him.  Zephaniah warns the people to take action “before the day passes away like chaff—before there comes upon you the burning anger of the Lord, before there comes upon you the day of the anger of the Lord”.

God has to deal with sin.  It is in contrast with His nature, and He can’t turn His head and ignore it.  The often-unwritten story behind most every prophecy of judgment isa description of what will happen if there is not repentance. God will take action.  There needs to be a sense of urgency in that…

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