Text: Zephaniah 1:1-9 | Series: Zephaniah
When God spoke through Zephaniah, it was His mercy and goodness that was being manifested to the people of Judah, forewarning them of the days of judgement and global destruction that were to come.
Through Zephaniah God spoke in regards to people’s idolatry, syncretism and indifference … and that He will not be silent.
People of Judah were unrepentant of their gross idolatry of Baal worship. Isaiah 45:21-22 says God will act in response to all beliefs contrary to the truth.
Bowing before the Lord and bowing before the hosts of heaven and Milcom, they subscribed to syncretism. God is not silent about that and He will act. For Jesus Christ alone is our Lord and we are to bow down to no one else.
Today, if we look to our Creator for our provision and forgiveness but in our hearts are not seeking Him, if we have turned away from Him, if we go to church because of tradition or if we no longer look to Jesus Christ as our Savior, God will act, and He will lead us to repentance.
Zephaniah forwarned the coming of Jesus Christ. No temple ritual or spiritual exercise will help us on the day of judgement according to Zephaniah. But our hope is in our savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself up for us to cleanse us of our sins.
When we humble ourselves before God, we are to seek Him and believe that salvation is only through His Son. Through His mercy, God is asking us to repent in the spirit of what Christ has done for us.