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God's Judgment Is Near (Zephaniah 1:7-18)

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Zephaniah (part three)

The "Day of the Lord" theme is more prominent in Zephaniah than in any other prophet. This "Day" represents a season during which God punishes rebellious people who have persistently declined God's invitation to repent. The Bible portrays God "visiting" people for judgment with His outstretched hand of wrath. For Judah, this Day was near because it could commence at any time. We're living under the same conditions today, anticipating a final, climactic Day of Judgment when God will restore righteousness by turning this upside-down world right-side up. "Be silent before the Lord GOD, for the LORD's day of judgment is almost here."

Related Topics: Eschatology (Things to Come), Spiritual Life