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Evening Wolves

March 6, 2013

Today we Christians celebrate the language of Micah and Isaiah. At least a half century of prophetic silence, however, followed these men. Zephaniah was among those who finally broke that silence.

Zephaniah’s theme involved God’s intervention in history to bring punishment for the wicked and peace to the righteous. Describing the state of affairs in Jerusalem, Zephaniah spoke of judges like “evening wolves” (Zeph. 3: 3), treacherous prophets, and violence done to the law. Addressing Judah at large, Zephaniah warned of the coming “day of the Lord” (Zeph. 1: 7).  Zephaniah can, thus, be read to predict the ultimate return of Christ at world’s end.

The Lord is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails…” (Zeph. 3: 5).

Ours is a wicked world, Father. We see corruption on every hand, and evil increasingly mistaken for good.

Like Judah, we await judgment.  Send instead revival, Father. For our nation and our world, we beg mercy, in the name of Your Son, Jesus.

Let Your justice shine forth.


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