Hi there, today my sister and I are writing our post together on Zephaniah 2:7 which says:
“That land will belong
to the remnant of the people of Judah;
there they will find pasture.
In the evening they will lie down
in the houses of Ashkelon.
The Lord their God will care for them;
he will restore their fortunes.”
This passage is talking about a time when “the remnant of Judah” would have rest, and would be cared for my God. But who exactly is the remnant of Judah? Physically you could say that those who were left in Judah were the remnant of Judah. However, spiritually the remnant of Judah is much more. In fact, it is all believers all over the world! How? Because Jesus (God’s son) gave us the right to become children of God, to become the remnant of the true spiritual Judah.
This passage also say that they would lie down in pastures where the houses of Ashkelon had stood. And in Psalm 23 David says “He makes me lie down in green pastures…”, this is all pointing forward to us! We are given spiritual rest in Jesus because He died for us and took all of our troubles onto Him. I’m not saying we won’t worry or have any problems, but Jesus gives us rest.
This passage also says “The Lord their God will care for them; He will restore their fortunes.” Since we (believers) are the remnant of Judah, and it is saying that God will care for the remnant of Judah; then that means that God will care for us! In fact, He has already cared for us and loved us so much that He sent His son for us on the cross. Now, God will continue to care for us; whatever need we have we can give to Jesus.
Grace and Truth, Charity Cleveland, and
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland