Hi there, today my sister and are writing a post together on Zephaniah 2:15 which says:
“This is the city of revelry
that lived in safety.
She said to herself,
“I am the one! And there is none besides me.”
What a ruin she has become,
a lair for wild beasts!
All who pass by her scoff
and shake their fists.”
God is talking about Assyria right now. He is giving the list of nations that would be slain by God for their sins. But how does this point forward to Christ death on the cross? How can one nation being destroyed point forward to the savior who would save us from sin?
Well, that nation is a picture of us, or what would have been us. We would have been crushed for our sins. We all would have been scoffed at. We all deserved a cruel death for our sin. But then, Jesus came. He came as the savior to the world. He took all that punishment for us! He bore the wrath of God. People spit in His face and scoffed Him. They laughed at Him and mocked Him. We went free because He died; we live because He had God’s wrath on Him.
Those who mocked Jesus and spit in His face were the ones who were saved by Him. Jesus died for His enemies (which includes us), that is amazing.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and Truth, Charity Cleveland