- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Zephaniah 2
Call for repentance and judgement on Israel’s Enemies.
God calls for repentance in the days of dooming judgment on the day of the Lord. The day of the Lord, the day of judgement, still looms large, but the emphasis in the chapter 2 moves to the possibility that a particular group will be saved. Who are they? They are “the humble of the land,” (v.3) which those who repent will be saved in the midst of all the predicted turmoil and destruction, from God’s fierce anger.
Verses 4-15 contains prophesies of judgement against the nations, the Philistines, Moab and Ammon, and Cush which was the Ethiopians. Among the grounds for God’s judgement against them are scoffing at and boasting against the Lord’s people, and being so self-satisfied and living so securely and arrogant that they say, “I am and there is none besides me.” (v.15).
No wicked can escape from the judgement of God.
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?