I hesitated to comment on Zephaniah, though it contains one of my favorite verses. It includes some of the same types of information as the other minor prophets. That’s why I posted an analogy yesterday. In Zephaniah, evil people get destroyed, and those who love God win; it’s as simple as that. We shouldn’t fear the coming destruction of the bad people controlled by Satan; we have nothing to fear and everything to gain. God wants us to thrive under his direction and sees what the government thieves and their cohorts are doing to his children, and he doesn’t like it one bit. They wallow in the filth of their sin, push it into our faces, and want us to agree with them and say that sin is good and accept some of their most perverted sins, like pedophilia. They want us to believe that teaching our children filth is part of freedom when all they are doing is trying to groom them for their sexual pleasure. We live in a sick world which makes me relish the notion of God removing them from existence. This behavior is nothing new; it was going on back in biblical days. That’s why Zephaniah received this prophecy. It was for the people of his day but also a warning for the people of today. I would love to see God open the earth, swallow them up all at once, and remove them from the face of the planet.
And on the day of the LORD's sacrifice— “I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire. On that day I will punish everyone who leaps over the threshold, and those who fill their master's house with violence and fraud. Zephaniah 1:8-9