THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Zephaniah 1:14-18 AMP
 The great [judgment] day of the LORD is near, Near and coming very quickly. Listen! The [voice of the] day of the LORD! The warrior cries out bitterly [unable to fight or to flee].  That day is a day of [the outpouring of the] wrath [of God], A day of trouble and distress, A day of destruction and devastation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness,  A day of trumpet and the battle cry [of invaders] Against the fortified cities And against the high corner towers (battlements).  I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind [unable to find a way of escape], Because they have sinned against the LORD; Their blood will be poured out like dust [and trampled underfoot], And their flesh like dung.  Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to rescue them On the day of the LORD’S indignation and wrath. And the whole earth will be consumed In the fire of His jealous wrath, For He shall make a full and complete end, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Zephaniah 2:1-3 AMP
 Gather yourselves together [in repentance], yes, gather [in submission], O nation without shame,  Before the decree takes effect [and the time for repentance is lost]- The day passes like the chaff [whirled by the wind]- Before the burning and fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the wrath of the LORD comes upon you.  Seek the LORD [search diligently for Him and regard Him as the foremost necessity of your life], All you humble of the land Who have practiced His ordinances and have kept His commandments; Seek righteousness, seek humility [regard them as vital]. Perhaps you will be hidden [and pardoned and rescued] In the day of the LORD’S anger.