Zephaniah Prophesies About the Day of the Lord

“With a child for its king, the nation of Judah does not yet have the governmental leadership it needs for spiritual renewal.  Spiritual leadership must come from older men; therefore one of the young king’s distant relatives is called into God’s service as a prophet.  Zephaniah’s mission and message is the same as that of the prophets before him — bringing judgment against immorality, injustice, and pagan idolatry — and yet his central theme is the coming of ‘the day of the Lord’ and God’s terrible judgment against the unrighteous.”

Read:  Zephaniah chapters 1, 2 & 3

Josiah’s Reforms

“Within just a few years, at the youthful age of 16, Josiah begins to bring about sweeping reforms against idolatry and other pagan practices.  Later rediscovery of a copy of the Law of Moses will lead to a great spiritual revival and further religious reforms.”

Read:  2 Chronicles 34:3-7

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.