My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Sunday, May 13, 2007

Zephaniah 2

Say sorry. No... say it like you mean it!

Summary:
Get together and get humble before God turns up.

Philistia is screwed. All her cities and sea peoples will be gone, and Judah's remnant will take it.

Because of their mocking, Moab and Ammon will be like Sodom and Gomorrah. Cushites too.

Nineveh thought she was sweet, but she and he country Assyria will be screwed. Animals will live there.

Key verse:
3. Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be sheltered
on the day of the Lord's anger.

My thoughts:
It's amazing that even if you've been really bad, truly excessive humility can tone down many punishments. No-one really wants to punish truly repentant people. Even God.

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