The Restoration

Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

Zephaniah 3:19

Verses like this one give us a small glimpse into the tenderness and lovingkindness of our Lord.  This passage is a prophecy regarding the future restoration of the nation of Israel, but we can glean from it a little better understanding of the Lord and of His character.  And, many of the things that He will literally and physically do for the nation of Israel, He has already done spiritually for us and in us.

Just look at the tenderness of the Lord here: “I will undo all that afflict thee…”  He is going to confound and punish those who afflict His people.  “I will save her that halteth…”  He is going to pick up those who are falling.  How many times has He done just that for us?  How many times have we stumbled and fallen, only to have Him pick us back up again?  He will “gather her that was driven out…”  Sometimes being a Christian can make you feel like an outcast in the world.  He is going to help those who were “driven out.”  “I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.”  Many in the world would scoff at Christians and Christianity.  But the day is coming when that shame will be turned around.

The fact that the Lord will help the afflicted, save the halting, gather the outcasts, and turn back those who have been shamed is just another example of the extraordinary mercy, grace and tenderness of our Lord.  We can read verses like this one and be thankful to know such a wonderful Saviour!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, I haven’t read this book for some time and am so appreciating what you are sharing with us from it! God bless you as you help us know Him more!

    Reply

    • Zephaniah isn’t one of the more familiar books to me, so I am enjoying going through it! There really is something for us in every single book and on ever single page of the entire Bible!

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