A word from Zephaniah

I imagine that many are not familiar with Zephaniah.  Quite frankly I’m not either other than his prophesies were recorded sometime between 640-609 B.C. within the Old Testament and his name means “The LORD hides or protects.” 

What does Zephaniah have to do with anything?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  As I was listening to the song Amazed as sung by Lincoln Brewster (not to be mistake for Punky Brewster), the opening lyrics reminded me of a passage from the the book of Zephaniah in the Old Testament.  The open lyrics go something like this,

You dance over me, while I am unaware, you sing all around, but I never hear the sound.

Lord I’m amazed by you

Lord I’m amazed by you

Lord I’m amazed by you, and how you love me.

We read in Zephaniah 3.17,

The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior.  He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

To “exult” as the LORD “exults” over us is the same as being very happy and joyous in something.  That something in particular are those who have called upon Jesus Christ to be saved.  It’s amazing thing to know that God is in our midst, that He is very happy and joyous with us, and that He rejoices with shouts of joy over us even when we are unaware and undeserving. 

May you be amazed in Him and His grace and mercy as I am!  For He is great and greatly to be praised!

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