“He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” This is a surprising ending to a frightening book. Watch the video devotion (click here) and then read Zephaniah 1-3 here.
The New Testament lesson (read 2 Timothy 2 here) contains Paul’s instructions for ministry to his
co-worker Timothy. He encourages him to "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." He warns about the dangers of false doctrine but gives this promise: “The Lord knows those who are his” (2:19).
Prayer: LORD, thank you for knowing us, claiming us as your own. Crush us with the knowledge of our sin and then grant us strength to claim this promise: ""He will take great delight in you." Amen.