Judgment is Coming
Read Zephaniah 1:18
It’s hard to imagine a more sobering, humbling verse than Zephaniah 1:18. At the end of a chapter where verse after verse after verse talking about the day of the Lord. Now wherever we see the day of the Lord in scripture, and specifically here in the Old Testament and Old Testament prophets, it’s directly talking about the day of God’s judgment that’s coming upon his people for their sin.
- When you think of judgment that is coming, how do you feel? How does scripture help you with your feelings?
- Why is God bringing judgment? Is God unkind to judge people this way? Explain your answer.
- How does this verse motivate you to tell others about Jesus? Should it do that?
There’s coming a day when God will fully and finally judge the Earth and every inhabitant in it. All the inhabitants of the Earth. And on that day, silver or gold will not be able to deliver anyone. Like money can’t save, prosperity in this world can’t save. Nothing in this world will be able to save on the day of the wrath of the Lord.