Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sing, Shout, and Praise Him

December 24

Daily Bible Reading: Zephaniah 1 – 3

Verse of the Day: Zephaniah 3:14 – “Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.”

Christmas Eve. We excitedly make all of our last minute preparations for the big day of Celebration tomorrow. Stockings hung – check. Presents wrapped – check. Tree decorated – check. All in order – check. I will not be able to sleep with all this excitement.

The verse today speaks of major excitement. It is referring to the day that the Redeemer will regather, redeem, and restore fully all those who are His. He will be in the midst of His own, and they can’t help but sing, shout, and praise Him.

Zephaniah starts his book with idolatry, wrath, and judgment – but closes it with worship, rejoicing, and blessing.

Prayer: Father, as we prepare to celebrate and remember Your Son tomorrow, help us focus on that which is most important – He is here with us now. Amen.

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