Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Zephaniah, Day 1 Readings

No One Will Avoid God's Hand  

Today's reading is the beginning of Zephaniah, another of the prophets who predict the "Day of the Lord."  In this reading, there is the expected promise of destruction and punishment for Judah -- particularly for the idolatry among God's people.  However, there is also a specific warning for the wealthy.  They believe that their money and power will protect them from anything that may happen, but God warns that even they will feel the pain of God's punishment.

Read Zephaniah 1:1-18  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Zephaniah 1 today.