The Bible tells us that in the beginning God made the earth and everything on it — fish, land animals, flying animals and people. But in our Bible verses today, Zephaniah shared God’s message of destruction. God said, “I will destroy all the people and all the animals…I will destroy the evil people and everything that makes them sin. I will remove all people from the earth” (verse 3b).
Zephaniah warned the people that God would punish them for their sin. They were constantly disobeying God, but they never repented and asked God to forgive them.
People today are the same as they were when Zephaniah shared God’s message. They learn about God’s message of love and salvation, but they refuse to stop sinning. God wants everyone to repent and ask for forgiveness.
God has been patient with us, but His judgment is coming. Repent today and obey God.
BIBLE VERSE: “But God is being patient with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be lost. He wants everyone to change their ways and stop sinning.” 2 Peter 3:9b
PRAYER: Dear God, thank You for being patient with me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.