Our mighty, singing Savior

    The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. —Zephaniah 3:17 God singing? Loudly? Imagine the God who spoke the universe into existence with his word, now … More Our mighty, singing Savior

December 20 Zephaniah 3

December 20 Zephaniah 3 (ESV) Judgment on Jerusalem and the Nations 3:1 Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! 2 She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God. 3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are … More December 20 Zephaniah 3

Silver and gold can’t deliver

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the LORD. Zephaniah 1:18 is pretty clear….our money, our prized possessions, will do us no good when we stand before the Lord on that day. I was reminded of the lame man begging at the gate in Jerusalem when Peter and John came by. He thought he needed money. “I have no silver and … More Silver and gold can’t deliver

A Call Back to God

Some help understanding Zephaniah, from John Piper’s sermon, “The Lord Will Rejoice Over You” (Tagline: “Every staff on which we try to lean in our pride will snap and pierce us through. One refuge will be secure: God.”) According to Zephaniah 1:1, the prophet Zephaniah delivered the Word of the Lord during the reign of … More A Call Back to God