Storm and Shelter (5-21-2017)

STORM’S COMING!

ZEPHANIAH GIVES AN EXTENSIVE DESCRIPTION OF IT – PLUS HOW TO HANDLE IT.

1:13-18 – A DESCRIPTION OF THE DAY OF THE LORD – Storm

A DAY OF DIFFICULTY – 1:13

FRUSTRATION HANGS OVER THIS VERSE.

A DAY OF DARKNESS – 1:14-16

A DAY OF DISTRESS – 1:17-18

2:1-3 – A PREPARATION FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD – Shelter

“GATHER” (2:1) IS ABOUT SEEING THE NEED AND TAKING IT SERIOUSLY. (Rev. 3:14-

22)

“BEFORE” (2:2) IS ABOUT SEEING THE URGENCY AND BEING QUICK.

“SEEK” (2:3) IS ABOUT PUTTING YOUR BEST EFFORTS TOWARD THE MOST WORTHY

GOALS.

SEEK THE LORD. (I Chr. 16:11)

SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS.

SEEK HUMILITY.

ZEPHANIAH 2:3 ADDS ONE MORE WORD NOT TO BE MISSED: “HIDDEN”.