Zephaniah

Zephaniah

Zephaniah 3:9-13 – A regenerated people

The great future restoration that God brings about in his people is regeneration. Regeneration is re-creation, to make new. In 3:9 God will cause people to have a pure lip and one shoulder. To have a pure lip means that people’s words will be pleasing and acceptable to God – for example, they will call upon the name of the LORD for salvation and life. No longer will…

Zephaniah 1:7-18 – The Day of Yahweh

Zephaniah tells us about God’s wrath in terms of a coming Day of Yahweh. It is a day in which people will be silent before the LORD as they face a comprehensive, unavoidable, and terrifying judgment. Zephaniah begins by giving us a description of who in Judah will be first to face this judgment – his royal cousins – who wear the foreign clothes of pagan priests and leap…