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Monday, July 29, 2013

Most Known Uknown: Zephaniah

As we continue our journey through the most known unknown we come across Zephaniah.  Zephaniah prophesied in the late seventh century, prior to the fall of Nineveh.  He announced the day of judgement against Judah and the nations.  Yahweh was upset about His people's behavior they were behaving like people who did not know the Lord.  Moral transformation and purification for God's peculiar people is a theme that is prevalent throughout the book of Zephaniah.

Zephaniah teaches us an important life lesson though and that is God's judgement as it relates to his people is always  just and it is always for a purpose.   I know what you are thinking how is it just that I lose my job and my source of income?  God's judgement as it relates to his people is always for the purpose of PURIFICATION.  Perhaps that job had become your God and God had to purge you from it in order to teach you that God is the source of your provision.  How is it just that my health is failing me?  Perhaps you may have taken for granted having the activity of your limbs and being able to walk without pain and God had to purge you of perfect health in order to show you that even the health you take for granted is a gift from HIM. 

So whatever your plight may be remember that God is just and the purpose of his judgement is purification.  Just like Zephaniah told the people of the judgement coming he didn't leave them with the promise of restoration.  There is always restoration after the purification whether on this side or in glory.

Scripture Reference: Book of Zephaniah

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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