In a recent Bethlehem College & Seminary Chapel, I preached a message from Zephaniah 3:9–10. Some Christians are called to go to the nations proclaiming the good news of Jesus. Other Christians are called to send those people in a manner worthy of the Lord. There are no other alternatives.
This message situates Zephaniah 3:9–10 in the context of the book as a whole, clarifies how it relates to the call to “wait for the LORD” in 3:8, and then walks through the parts, identifying how it anticipates a reversal of the Tower of Babel and finds initial fulfillment in the church. Then I move into how this text is a mighty text for global missions. May God be gracious to continue to build his multi-ethnic community of worshippers who call upon his name.