The Book of Zephaniah: Justice and Mercy
God is faithful to all his promises—for better or worse. Judah had been unfaithful to her covenant with God, and Zephaniah was a prophet used to warn Judah of a coming judgment. The judgment would be fatal unless Judah repented and turned to the Lord. Beyond the immediate historical context, the promise to the nation provides a picture of God’s character that can be seen time and again in the Scriptures.