The book of Zephaniah shows how God's justice and love work together to give the world hope. A consuming fire, His justice purifies the people, and His love restores Jerusalem for the nations.
God performs this act of justice because He's passionate about protecting and rescuing His world from evil. He loves us so much that He must purify us. Only then can He bring restoration where He removes evil forever and creates a New Jerusalem for His faithful remnant from all nations to gather and flourish in peace and praise Him. Together, God's justice and love give the world future hope.