4/2/18 - Reading 291 -
Do not fear the storm when you have The Savior.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Zephaniah 3:17 - For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Read - Zephaniah 1-3
One more. That is the theme of this season of O.T. reading. One more warning. One more sign of grace. One more threat of impending consequence for faithless living. God graciously sends Zephaniah to let the nation know that His judgment waits those who ignore Him. Let us not ignore God nor His Word in our time!
Lord, I will choose to act in the same faith that I talk.
Read Matthew 21:28-32 to get a picture of Jesus teaching on how our actions back up our ‘faith’.
Doom and Dread. A follower of Christ should not be touched by this harmful emotion/feeling. This little prophetic book is full of doom for those who have said they follow God but their actions deny it. They would experience Misery because of their choices here on earth and would then be faced with an eternity of meaningless misery. They were offered so much more! Yet, the Remnant (2:7) of the Scattered (3:10) were still being offered a different way. A way of salvation through a mighty savior (3:17). One who would calm all fears with the great power of His love. One who would Mend every hurt. This would be Jesus!