ZEPHANIAH: Grace and a Plan
People can be utterly rebellious and profoundly disobedient, yet God keeps coming back with clear warnings to them. And, meanwhile, He assures the faithful they’ll be protected. He never ignores the wicked, as we might consider doing. Quite the contrary, in His great love, He gives them yet another chance to repent of their wickedness.
And through it all He keeps a watchful eye on those who trust Him. He says to Zephaniah, “I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord” (Zephaniah 3:12).
He’s both fair and just . . . when it comes to the transgressor, as well as the righteous. He has grace and a plan for both.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.