In today’s (chronological) Bible reading… Zephaniah 1-3… we read Zephaniah’s short prophecy.
Zephaniah may be the only Old Testament prophet who had royal blood in his veins. But, his kinship with King Josiah didn’t stop him from preaching a strong message of repentance to God’s people.
Zephaniah saw both the wrath of God and the mercy of God. He announced that judgment would come to Judah and Jerusalem… and to the Gentile nations. But, he also announced that God would be merciful to a faithful remnant who stayed true to the covenant relationship.