‚Ä¢ Zeph. 1:6 those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him.
Zeph. 1:12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, ‚ÄòThe LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.‚Äô
God isn’t just displeased with people that reject Him, but by people that don’t even seek Him. He is continually pouring out mercy and forgiveness, love and kindness, and equal to those that reject Him are the people that don’t even notice. People whose hearts are so hard that they don’t even appreciate that He exists.
‚Ä¢ Zeph. 1:7 Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited.
Zeph. 1:8 On the day of the LORD‚Äôs sacrifice I will punish the princes and the king‚Äôs sons and all those clad in foreign clothes.
consecrated: QADAS, to be clean, to pronounce clean, Essentially denotes being pure or devoted to God. Signifies an act or a state in which people or things are set aside and reserved exclusively for God. they must be withheld from ordinary (secular) use and treated with special caare as something which belongs to God. – the Hebrew Dictionary in the back of my Bible
Matt. 22:8 ¬¶ ‚ÄúThen he said to his servants, ‚ÄòThe wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
Matt. 22:9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.‚Äô
Matt. 22:10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Matt. 22:11 ¬¶ ‚ÄúBut when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
Matt. 22:12 ‚ÄòFriend,‚Äô he asked, ‚Äòhow did you get in here without wedding clothes?‚Äô The man was speechless.
Matt. 22:13 ¬¶ ‚ÄúThen the king told the attendants, ‚ÄòTie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.‚Äô
Matt. 22:14 ¬¶ ‚ÄúFor many are invited, but few are chosen.‚Äù
God is making Holy those who have been saved. He is cleaning and dressing those that He has invited. They should not be involved in civilian affairs because the war is on. And those that think they were cleansed will be thrown out if they aren’t dressed right.
Rom. 13:14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Col. 3:12 ¬¶ Therefore, as God‚Äôs chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
1Pet. 5:5 ¬¶ Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‚ÄúGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.‚Äù