The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
The time was in the days of Jeremiah the prophet. The sin of Jerusalem had reached its peak. There had been revival under Josiah, but revival must be maintained. It’s not a one time and we’re done sort of thing. Revival can lead to a spiritual decline if people put their trust in it instead of God. Zephaniah describes the city,
Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
Her prophets are light and
Now look at this,
The just LORD is
In the middle of all that pollution, all that oppression, all that rebellion, the Lord was in the midst. He is righteous and will not do iniquity. He is faithful and will not fail.
While the unjust
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