God described Jerusalem and its people at rebels who engage in habits that corrupt their lives morally and spiritually choose a prophet Zephaniah.

What sorrow awaits rebellious, polluted Jerusalem. It does not trust in the Lord. If leaders are like roaring lion hunting for their victims. It’s judges are like ravenous wolves. It’s profits are arrogant liars. It’s pretty defile the temple.

Zephaniah 3:1-4

They were determined to go their own way and we’re not interested in the things of God. They did not trust or seek Him.

Its leaders were particularly guilty. The political leaders were determined to take advantage of the people for their own benefit. They were like roaring lions hunting for victims. Doesn’t that sound like America today? Even it’s spiritual leaders were like “arrogant liars seeking their own gain.”

God continue to focus on moral behavior, fairness, honesty, righteousness, and the commitment to truth. Why? For He was “still there in the city and He does no wrong. He hands down justice.“ God is consistent, for “He does not fail,’ (Zephaniah 1:5).

But these principles did not matter to some people. God tried to get their attention, but they refuse to listen or change. God was concerned. He warned about the horrible consequences of rebellion and what happens when there is no commitment key purity and godliness but a willingness to embrace self-centered behavior.

The Bible makes it clear that there are destructive consequences for rebellion, rejecting God’s Word, and going our own way. Ask God to show you if you are guilty of rebellion. Seek the clarity of His Word. Be sensitive to the leading of His Spirit. 

The Bible speaks of “birthing pains” before the tribulation. Many don’t recognize it, but we are experiencing “birthing pains.”

Matthew 24:6-8 tells us, “See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. Or nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All of these are the beginning of the birth pains.”

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