Excerpt from Carolina Christian, Vol. 37: January, 1995
The first words of Zephaniah must have chilled any listener with an ear toward God. Will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth, ' says the Lord (zeph. Zephaniah, like-.the other minor prophets, pinpointed the reason for the judgment to come. He indicted judah and all the inhabit ants ofjerusalem (l:4) for their sins. Putting a name on them, he also described their sin: idolatrous priests as well as those who bow down and swear to the Lord and yet swear by Milcom; those who have turned back from following the Lord, who do not seek the Lord or inquire of him (zeph. Clearly, God was pointing the finger of warning at His own people.
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