The meaning of the name of this prophet will bring you comfort: “The Lord Protects.” The deeper sense is that of God hiding you from the attacks of The Enemy.
Zephaniah’s message is a transition from the previous eight Minor Prophets and their words of judgment, to the final three prophets and their message of salvation and restoration. Still, the words are strong. Let them awaken you from complacency, just as the words of Jesus in yesterday’s Gospel.
The prophetic message comes in the form of a dialogue between God and Zephaniah. There are seven units. You will hear the words of God in the first person singular, and those of Zephaniah’s response in the third person; this is especially so when he describes “The Day of the Lord” when God’s justice will ultimately prevail.
Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the season of Kingdomtide we read Habakkuk to Malachi.
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Example: O Lord, Your love calms my fears. v. 17
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