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Zephaniah 1:12 (NLT) “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners to punish those who sit complacent in their sins. They think the Lord will do nothing to them, either good or bad."

Complacency: self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.

Complacency is not a "safe" place for Christians. The people of Judah believed that God was not involved in the lives of His people. They also believed that God wouldn't punish their sin. Zephaniah explained to them that God would hold people responsible for their actions. God allows people to make their own choices and we have His word to go by for proper instruction. There are consequences to poor decisions and there are rewards for good decisions. Making a mistake and repenting is a good decision. Habitually making mistakes and not caring about the aftermath and damage it's causing is a bad decision. Using God's grace as an excuse to do wrong is not right nor is it biblical. The grace of God is forgiveness of sins, not a license to sin. It's His favor upon us to do His will, not our own. Take a moment to evaluate your life with Christ, ask God to reveal any area that you may be complacent in. He has your best interest in mind and desires to see you blessed beyond measure.

Are you living your life in that abundance? Are you full of peace and joy each day regardless of your circumstances? Have you done something that was wrong but thought it will just blow over? Ask for forgiveness from those you hurt and ask God to forgive you. He is always willing to forgive a repentant heart. Be bold and courageous in your journey with Christ, this life is but a vapor and eternity awaits.

James 4:14 (AMP) Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air].

John 14:3 (AMP) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

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