Zephaniah (part 3)

Chapter 3 begins with a proclamation of doom to the rebellious city. There’s a line in this section that really sticks out to me, and it is this: “Her priests desecrate the Sanctuary. They use God’s law as a weapon to maim and kill souls.” Have you ever met someone who uses the Bible, orContinue reading “Zephaniah (part 3)”

Zephaniah (part 2)

Two main things in chapter two. Zephaniah brings a lot more judgment in chapter two. Or maybe I should say God brings a lot more judgment. First, against the Philistine cities. Then, against Moab and Ammon. Then, against Ethiopia. Finally, against Nineveh and Assyria. Geographically speaking, this covers judgment to the west, east, south, andContinue reading “Zephaniah (part 2)”

Zephaniah (part 1)

I wrote a super quick summary of Zephaniah a few years back. This time, however, I’m going in more depth. Zephaniah is one of the Minor Prophets. Not minor because he’s less important or because he’s not a “professional,” but because his writing is so short. In only three chapters, Zephaniah covers a lot ofContinue reading “Zephaniah (part 1)”


The book begins and ends with the same phrase, repeated 6 times: “I will…” In the beginning, the Lord is promising “I will…” in regards to destruction. In the end, the Lord is promising “I will…” in regards to restoration. In 1:12, the Lord punishes complacency. That’s one reason I’m so fearful of growing complacent.Continue reading “Zephaniah”


There are only a handful of one chapter books in the Bible. Obadiah is one of them. When the book is so short, it’s tough to find much to write about. So, I’ll provide a summary and thoughts on one specific idea. In a nutshell, Obadiah’s prophecy is about curses and blessings. Curses on EdomContinue reading “Obadiah”