“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.” Zephaniah 3:5 (KJB)
The LORD is always good. There is never a time when He is not. If He were not also Holy, Just, Righteous, and Jealous He would not be good.
The people in the day of Zephaniah’s prophecy were feeling quite positive of God’s presence with them. Judah, Jerusalem was counting on the fact that God would not leave them, neither forsake them; and the prophet assures them that He is indeed in the midst of them.
The LORD in their midst did not excuse their iniquity, their sin, their rebellion against the LORD. It would rather magnify their grievous sin – at least it should have. It magnified iniquity for the prophet of God; and God used him to warn His people.
For the people of God in 2019, those who call themselves “Christian” this word is for you today. God truly is in our midst; He will not do iniquity, and He does not rejoice in it. While the judgment of sin has been paid for by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, He was buried, and He rose again; does not give you a license to sin; neither is it an excuse for sin.
It is a license to freely live for God, confessing our sin when we commit the grievous act of sin and iniquity against God (1 John 1:9).
God will judge those who refuse to accept the gift of grace through the cross of Jesus Christ. We must never forget as a Christian, that judgment must begin at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).
O that the Christian today; from the pulpit to the pew, the preacher to the man or woman who professes Jesus Christ as Savior of their lives to fall on their faces before God confessing, and repenting of their sins. Also crying out to see their sin as God does. That would be the beginning of a great awakening in the Body of Christ.