I love this portion of our OT passage.....
We had some severe (for us) weather here yesterday, including 2 tornadoes in our province (but a few hours away from us). Nothing compared to what they see in tornado alley, but still a powerful reminder that we really have no control over so many things in our lives, and that ultimately God alone is sovereign over everything from the weather to the nation in power.
The OT concludes with the foretold destruction of Jerusalem, after years of prophetic warnings that went unheeded by the people. So often God's patience in delaying judgment is mistaken as leniency or that no judgment is coming - that is far from the case! Don't delay today in turning to Him!
Our NT passage reminds us that our righteousness does not and cannot come from anything we have done, but only comes through faith in the work of Christ Jesus on our behalf.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Joel 1-3; Philippians 4