God Won’t Do Anything…

And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

Zephaniah 1:12

In the book of Zephaniah, God gives the Israelites several things that are going to bring His judgment on them.  We can learn from all of them.  This verse tells us that God is going to punish those men who “are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil.”

God does not like it when we are “settled on our lees.”  We aren’t supposed to be sitting down relaxing.  The time to rest is later.  Now is the time to serve the Lord and get something done for Him.  Every person has a different “job” to do and we are supposed to be busy doing that job.

The reason that people get relaxed and stop serving the Lord is the same as the reason given here: they “say in their heart, the Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil.”  That is why people get complacent in their Christian lives.  They start assuming that the Lord isn’t going to punish them if they disobey Him and they start assuming that the Lord isn’t going to reward them if they obey Him.  They become “practicing atheists.”  While they might never verbally admit that they believe that there is no God, their actions betray them.  They might “believe” in Him, but they live their lives ignoring Him.  And that attitude is something that God will not tolerate.

We should be serving Him more, loving Him more and drawing closer to Him each and every day.  Let us guard against this “God will not do good, neither will He do evil” attitude in our lives!

4 responses to this post.

  1. So true Ben! The time is short and believers must serve Him as God enables. I have found in my own life, when pressed, my ability from God is far greater than I imagine. Thanks for the encouragement to not become weary in well-doing!

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  2. I hadn’t thought of that verse for quite awhile Ben. Praying that I never slip into that way of thinking! Hard to think of it happening when we see His goodness to us so plainly. God bless you as you hunger and thirst for more of Him!

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