The Minor Prophets
Zephaniah: The Three Lies We’ve Believed
The key to this book is the phrase “the Day of the Lord.” It’s a common phrase used in the prophetic books but Zephaniah used it more than any other prophet.
Complacency looks harmless but it is deadly. Man will self-destruct eventually, if nothing is done to arrest this digression (or regression).
God wants us to live the way He has intended, so that we can enjoy life to its fullest–one that is good, abundant, righteous and free from sin.
This is the attitude the Lord is looking for. Stay humble and seek God.
The truth is we all need Him. Be humble and seek Him. Don’t lean on self-confidence, it cannot give you success.
Those who throw themselves before God and ask for mercy will get it.
One writer sums it well: God will intervene in history, even catastrophically, to judge humanity’s complacency and indifference, and to restore men to the conditions of blessing that He originally intended for them to enjoy.
God is no different today than He was then. We would do well to seek Him first, in every area of our lives.