Monday, May 26, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 67 Saturday

Zephaniah chapter 2

God pronounced judgment upon people groups to the west, east, south, and north of Judah.

Does God issue any commands?

  • Nations are called to repentance. The meek were told to seek the LORD so that perhaps they would not be consumed in the day of His anger.

Does God make any promises?

  • The cities of the Philistines: Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Ekron would be destroyed.
  • Moab and Ammon (places inhabited by the descendants of Lot) would be desolate and become places of nettles and salt pits because of the way they treated the Israelites.
  • The Ethiopians also would be slain by the sword.
  • God would stretch out His hand against Assyria and make the capital city of Nineveh desolate. Wild birds and beasts would live within the wreckage. Those who pass by will shake their heads as they remember her boasts.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • As the second member of the Trinity, Jesus would render judgment to the nations.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Jesus will one day judge all nations just as He did in the days of ancient Judah.

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