When the Lord pours out His wrath

Zephaniah Bible Background

12.24.2014 Old Testament: Zep 1.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Zephaniah on December 24, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

Zephaniah the prophet revealed a great judgment that the Lord would pour out on Judah and Jerusalem, but what the prophet said shows what happens whenever the Lord shows His wrath,

“I will bring distress upon men,
And they shall walk like blind men,
Because they have sinned against the Lord;
Their blood shall be poured out like dust,
And their flesh like refuse.
Neither their silver nor their gold
Shall be able to deliver them
In the day of the Lord’s wrath;
But the whole land shall be devoured
By the fire of His jealousy,
For He will make speedy riddance
Of all those who dwell in the land.”
(Zephaniah 1.17–18) 

And He did just as He said He would do when He sent the Babylonians against Judah and Jerusalem. He often shows the same judgment on the nations of the world. The day shall come when He will show it to the whole world. Will you be ready that day?

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