Saturday, September 26, 2009

Reasons behind the Wrath of God

Zephaniah 2:9-11

"Therefore, as I live," says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Surely Moab shall be like Sodom, and the people of Ammon like Gomorrah- overrun with weeds and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation. The residue of My people shall plunder them, and the remnant of My people shall possess them."

"This they shall have for their pride, because they have reproached and made arrogant threats against the people of the LORD of hosts. The LORD will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations."

"Father, thank You for recording all the words You spoke and how they came true. You always have a reason for everything You do, even if we don't always see it. We don't need to see it, Lord, we just have to trust in You to take care of us. Give us each the strength to remember this when we see others hurting and we're hurting. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

I said last week to tune in today to find out why these people got God's wrath. It says that they shall have this for their pride and their arrogant threats against God's people. This kind of comes back to some of the verses we looked at before. God will have His revenge upon those who torment His people.

It goes on to talk about how God will have His revenge, and then this verse comes up.

Zephaniah 2:15
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt securely, that said in her heart, "I am it, and there is none besides me." How has she become a desolation, a place for beasts to like down! Everyone who passes by her shall hiss and shake his fist.

In His Service,

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