Thursday, November 22, 2007

Let's Remember ...

I was preparing a Bible lesson for this coming Sunday when I came across a rather striking passage in the "Minor Prophets", one of those passages you probably won't be hearing in your typical Presbyterian Church service:

Zephaniah 1:13-18 "Moreover, their wealth will become plunder, and their houses desolate. Yes, they will build houses but not inhabit them, and plant vineyards but not drink their wine."
v14 Near is the great day of the LORD, near and coming very quickly. Listen, the day of the LORD! In it the warrior cries out bitterly.
v15 A day of wrath is that day, a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
v16 A day of trumpet and battle cry, against the fortified cities and the high corner towers.
v17 And I will bring distress on men, so that they will walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD. And their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
v18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the day of the LORD'S wrath. And all the earth will be devoured in the fire of His jealousy, for He will make a complete end, indeed a terrifying one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.

This inspired passage from God's Word brings to mind that inspiring tune from the Bellamy Brothers:

"Jesus is Coming"


Hula Doula said...

Interesting that you bring this passage up. Guess what we studied a few weeks ago in the Southern Baptist Church? Yep you guessed it. Hell fire and damnation and this particular passage.
Come on over some Sunday for church. You'll get a little inspiration to set a fire under you. LOL

Bob said...

Nah, you Southern Baptists are way too liberal. Our Bible church is so conservative the congregation can hardly stand one other.

Yeah, sometimes that "Love one another just as I have loved you" thing can be a booger. Or as the saying goes: "To live and love with the saints above -- ahhh, that will be glory. To live and grow with the the saints below -- now that’s a different story."