The Lord Stretches Out His Hand

Normally we want to hear that the Lord has stretched out His hand toward us, because that means He wants to help us, but during the days of Zephaniah the Lord’s hand was against His people for worshiping the false gods Baal and Milcom (Zephaniah 1:4, 5), and the Lord’s hand would be against His people for that,
“Those who have turned back from following the LORD,
And have not sought the LORD, nor inquired of Him.”
(Zephaniah 1:6)
They not only ceased following the Lord, but they did not seek Him, nor inquire of Him, meaning they did not pray to Him about the affairs of their lives.
Yes, we can sin by failing to consult with the Lord (See 1 Samuel 12:23). Have you sinned in that way? Start praying to Him again, seeking His forgiveness.

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