The word that God has given me and my sister today is in Zephaniah 2:11 which says:
“The Lord will be awesome to them
when he destroys all the gods of the earth.
Distant nations will bow down to him,
all of them in their own lands.”
The Lord would destroy the gods of the earth so that distant nations would bow down to Him. They would worship Him even though they were not the chosen nation of God. We are like those distant nations; we were sinful and we despised God. But God did something that allowed us (even though we are not Jews) to become the remnant of Judah! The Spiritual remnant of Judah!
What did God do? And why? God sent His one and only son down from heaven to die for us sinners on the cross. And the truth is that He didn’t only die for those who are not Jews, He died for the Jews as well (because even the Jews were sinful). So why did Jesus do that? Because of John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)
God loved us so much, even though we were sinners. He loved us so much that He gave His son for us on a cross with all of our wrath and sin on Him! He atoned for our sins so that we could live!
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland