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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

September 16 - Evening

"At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you;
I will rescue the lame and gather those who have
been that time I will bring you home.
I will give you honor and praise among all the
peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes
before your very eyes," says the Lord.

- Zephaniah 3:19-20

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Lord's Promise to Israel    

Zephaniah prophesied during the reign of Josiah along with Nahum and Jeremiah around 625 BC. Zephaniah warned of coming destruction to the nations and to Judah. He identifies himself with a lengthy genealogy at the start of the book which means he felt he had some authority in speaking
to the issues in his book. It also indicates he wasn’t fearful of being held accountable for his prophecies recorded in his book which spoke of the near future and beyond to the ultimate
restoration of Israel. This restoration is his subject in 3:19-20

In 3:19 God says that in the day that he judges and purifies the Gentile nations he “will rescue
the lame” of Israel that “have been scattered” among the nations and “bring you home” to
the land of Israel.

3:20 continues in the same line of promise to Israel but specifies that at the time of this
restoration the Lord “will give them honor and praise among all the” other nations. Israel
will no longer wait, but will see with their own eyes their “fortunes” be restored to them.

Notice how many times the Lord uses the personal pronoun “I” when he makes these promises:
“I will deal…”, “I will rescue…”, “I will bring…”, “I will give…”, “When I restore”, etc. A total of
seven or eight times in 3:19-20 God puts his name, reputation and promise on the line
through Zephaniah, who himself tagged his name to these promises in 1:1!

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Not only do we not know
God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ."

– Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist


Something to Ponder??
Nine out of ten Americans
own a Bible, but fewer than half ever read it.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Charis (Gr) - Grace (Eng) - in the older Classical Greek writing the word charis meant
"that which affords joy, pleasure, delight." As time moved on several other meanings
and uses developed for charis which included "grace," "favor," "gratitude," "kindness"
and more. It was in the New Testament that charis was combined with the coming and
work of Jesus Christ to capture the meaning of "unmerited favor of God toward man."
John 1:17 says, Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." Without Jesus there is
no way to obtain the NT meaning of charis, which is "undeserved favor from God."
  Jesus preached  in the synagogue in Capernaum
and healed a man in the synagogue. The foundation
of this synagogue has been found. (Mark 1:21-28)
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I realize that God is going to reward me for my service and devotion to him?
Today I will recognize the fact that not only am I a servant of God's,
but a servant who will be recognized by God with
rewards and praise for my faithful production in my service to him.
  "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."
- Proverbs 16:18
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Matthew 16 Daniel 8-9
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Changed to be like Jesus Compassion for
the world
Gun Control Issues New Zealand - increasing presence of other spiritual options
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
A view of the Muslim Dome of the Rock on the Jewish Temple Mount looking over the Eastern Wall from the Mount of Olives. Notice the two grey domes of the Chruch of the Holy Sepulchre in the top left corner. (click on image for larger size)
Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
  Map showing places in Israel in the life of Jesus.
(click on image for larger size)
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