Zephaniah 1:17-18

I will bring distress on mankind,
so that they shall walk like the blind,
because they have sinned against the Lord;
 their blood shall be poured out like dust,
and their flesh like dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold
shall be able to deliver them
on the day of the wrath of the Lord.
 In the fire of his jealousy,
 all the earth shall be consumed;
 for a full and sudden end
he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.

A full and sudden end.  Sobering words for all humanity (all inhabitants of the earth) because the day is coming when God will bring judgment on all the nations for sin.  Nothing will be able to deliver them from God’s wrath, not silver, not gold, not mighty armies, all the earth shall be consumed.

What do those who are living and faithful to God do in that day?  Keep on living faithfully despite the pressures of the culture and of sin.  Their (our) redemption will come, but meanwhile we are called to faithfulness and to preach the gospel.


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