Zephaniah 3:17 – Verse of the Day 3/24/13
The book of Zephaniah is structured according to two prophecies of judgment, each one followed by a call to hope in the Lord. This verse comes towards the climax of the second call to hope, and it emphasizes the reality of the Lord’s presence with His people as the reason for our hope. The war cry of the one who is both the righteous judge and mighty to save will one day soften in order to calm a people made righteous in His presence.
God promises to be with us at all times, and the Bible’s promises of salvation belong to those who are “in Christ.” Spend some time in prayer reflecting on the fact that the Creator of the universe has invited us into his presence, that he rejoices over us, loves us, and even sings exultantly over us!