August 3: The Nations

God not only made and keeps His promises to Israel, He also made and keeps His promises to the nations.

This promise that He made to Zephaniah warns the nations of His judgment to come, but then there is the good news that the result of that judgment will be the purging and purifying of men’s hearts!

Zephaniah 3:8-11

Therefore wait for me,”
    declares the Lord,
  “for the day I will stand up to testify.
I have decided to assemble the nations,
    to gather the kingdoms
and to pour out my wrath on them—
    all my fierce anger.
The whole world will be consumed
    by the fire of my jealous anger.

“Then I will purify the lips of the peoples,
    that all of them may call on the name of the Lord
    and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
From beyond the rivers of Cush
    my worshipers, my scattered people,
    will bring me offerings.
On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame
    for all the wrongs you have done to me,
because I will remove from you
    your arrogant boasters.
Never again will you be haughty
    on my holy hill.” (NIV)

PRAY THAT YOUR NATION AND YOUR CHURCH WILL HEED GOD’S WARNINGS AND BLESSINGS OF THE JUDGEMENT TO COME.

 

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