God hears how people reproach us

Zephaniah Bible Background

12.24.2017 – Old Testament: Zep 2.8–9

To read the Bible in a year, read Zephaniah on December 24, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Some people do not like God’s people, whether ancient Israel or the church, but we are not alone, for the Lord hears what people say,

“I have heard the reproach of Moab,
And the insults of the people of Ammon,
With which they have reproached My people,
And made arrogant threats against their borders.
Therefore, as I live,”
Says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
“Surely Moab shall be like Sodom,
And the people of Ammon like Gomorrah—
Overrun with weeds and saltpits,
And a perpetual desolation.
The residue of My people shall plunder them,
And the remnant of My people shall possess them.”
(Zephaniah 2.8–9)

Moab and Ammon, in their arrogance and pride, threatened the border of Israel, failing to respect what God gave to Israel and to Moab and Ammon. Therefore, the Lord promised that their land would resemble the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, and you can do a search and discover that it happened just as the Lord promised.

Questions:

  • Do people reproach you for your Christianity or do you hear people reproaching the church?
  • Do you believe that the Lord know what is going on?

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