July 7, 1991
It can be all too easy to neglect our calling both to walk in step with the Spirit and to live lives worthy of the Gospel we have received. Drawing upon God’s warning to Israel through the prophet Zephaniah, Alistair Begg admonishes us to fight spiritual paralysis in our day-to-day lives. When we search our hearts, consider our habits, and take practical steps toward living in communion and fellowship with God, we bear witness to His daily, sustaining grace.
1Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressing city!
2She listens to no voice;
she accepts no correction.
She does not trust in the Lord;
she does not draw near to her God.
3Her officials within her
are roaring lions;
her judges are evening wolves
that leave nothing till the morning.
4Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men;
her priests profane what is holy;
they do violence to the law.
5The Lord within her is righteous;
he does no injustice;
every morning he shows forth his justice;
each dawn he does not fail;
but the unjust knows no shame.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.