Zephaniah 3

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Zephaniah calls out the sin of God’s people very clearly – they simply do not listen.  “She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God”.  Stubborn and unwilling to submit to God’s authority, Zephaniah repeats these four phrases and tells us the root of Jerusalem’s sin:

  • God called to His people, but they did not listen.
  • Correction certainly came, but she did not receive it as correction from the Lord.
  • God never gave her a reason to stop trusting in Him; He never proved Himself unfaithful or untrustworthy. Now God’s people will openly deny and contradict God’s word and promises.
  • The worst offense is saved for last. God longs for relationship with His people, but they rejected His desire and went their own way.

God makes it clear that His people won’t be…

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