The first day of Advent… and a battle cry.

Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. (Zeph. 2:3a)

This verse comes in the middle of Zephaniah’s terrible prophecies against early kingdoms: Cush, Moab, Ashkelon, Nineveh — and Jerusalem (Zeph. 1-2). The only people who will survive were the holy remnant, the humble people who served the Lord and no other gods. The ones who did what God commanded.

Not sweet enough for you this Christmas season? Christmas wasn’t sweet! Christmas was a revolution, a battle cry, the turning tide in the war.

It still is. How will you respond this Advent season?

 

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