The LORD Your God in Your Midst: Introduction

The Lord your God in your midst,The Mighty One, will save;He will rejoice over you with gladness,He will quiet you with His love,He will rejoice over you with singing.” (1)

Gentle Reader,

God.

Prophets, priests and kings.

Consequences and disaster.

Renewal.

Divine music.

We’re about to take a trip through the pages of Zephaniah.

I have no agenda beyond learning from and about the Lord and growing in love for Him. I’m in no rush. There are riches for us to mine in these three short chapters. Warnings and wonder. Doom and delight.

Up front:

  1. I am not the best or brightest Bible study author you’ll ever come across. Please consult others. Jot down my opinions in the lightest of pencil. Search the Scriptures for yourself.
  2. I don’t believe that the Church has replaced Israel. The historical setting of this book plays a significant role in our study.
  3. The prophecies contained in Zephaniah had an immediate fulfillment. They also have a future fulfillment. This is okay. Layers are good.
  4. I’m not Reformed. If you’re looking for predestination in every line, go elsewhere with my blessing.
  5. I’m not Complementarian, so I don’t write to or for women. Welcome, all.
  6. I have a high view of Scripture. It is a reliable record of people that really existed and events that really happened.
  7. Please interact! Questions and comments are encouraged. I may not have time to respond to every single one, but I’ll try. Just be sure to keep civil tongues in your heads.

As a way of dipping our toes into the water, consider:

Zephaniah understood this judgment was inevitable and pointed to the coming [D]ay of the Lord. He pictured the coming judgment on the nation of Judah and the Gentiles, but he then indicates that the Day of the Lord would also bring deliverance for Israel and the Gentiles. – Hampton Keathley IV

Judgment and deliverance coupled together in the mysterious outworking of grace.

As only God can.

Until next time.

My journey to faith. (15)

For all entries in The LORD Your God in Your Midst series, go here.

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