Zephaniah was a prophet. The Lord gave him the message that all evil, in all nations, would be dealt with by God. Judah was no exception. Zephaniah encouraged his people to repent and trust in God. God promised that those who trusted in him he would reward. Zephaniah 3:20 "At that time I will gather you: at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes."