TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER, 2020
THEME: The Day of the Lord I
PASSAGE: Zephaniah 1:14-18
HYMN: MHB -238 – MY faith looks up to Thee
MEMORY VERSE: Zephaniah 1:18 “Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them, But the whole land shall be devoured; By the fire of His jealousy, for He will make speedy riddance of all those who dwell in the land.”
Zephaniah reminded the people of his generation as it applies to us today that the second coming of the Lord is at hand and it is going to be a terrible day for those that fear not the Lord.
The truth, however, is that, though Zephaniah refers to this day as, “the day of the Lord”, this may mean the crisis of the world that comes in form of battle, war, famine and captivity which are means through which God punishes His people when they sin or are disobedient to His will. It is a day of doom, a day of bloodshed, weeping and gnashing of teeth. For Zephaniah; the day of the Lord tends to become the last day. That day, according to Luke 21: 23 is a dreadful and wrathful day of Lord.
The passage for today describes that day as a terrible and distressful, devastating and desolation day, a dark and gloomy day (Zephaniah 2: 15). Verse 18 of the passage says that nothing will be spared that day.
But there is still hope for those that can turn to Jesus today by making a U-turn from their sinful nature to obtain the hope of eternal life. Only Christ can save mankind from that terrible day. John 3: 36 says; “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, and he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abides on him or her”.
Therefore, brethren let us flee from the coming wrath of God by running to Christ who has the power to save us that day of the Lord. He will surely deliver us from the power of that day and bring us to eternal life with Him.
PRAYER: Eternal God of mercy, I come to you like the prodigal son, accept me, by Your grace and grant me pardon in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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