Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail … Zephaniah 3:5
We may be fickle at times but God isn’t.
This text is both uncomfortable and comforting. It tells us that God will not let sin go unpunished. His eyes are “too pure to look on evil” (Hab 1:13). Sin must be dealt with as it is rebellion against God but also the cause of death and decay.
The comforting side is that on one of the “new days” a Saviour would come to deal with our sin, and therefore the consequences.
So what what makes this text either comforting or disturbing? Simply, our relationship with God. Have we come to him in faith so He can take great delight in us and sing over us (Zeph 3:17) or, like many in Israel at the time of our text, plus their surrounding neighbours, are we living in rebellion and denial of Him?
Is this text a comfort or confrontation? Your choice.