“But I will leave among you a humble and lowly people.” After the Battle of Armageddon, when Christ sets up his kingdom on earth, all the proud and arrogant people will be weeded out, and the humble, meek, and lowly people who humbled themselves and obeyed God’s commands and were saved will be in Christ’s kingdom. This was why Jesus taught that the meek will inherit the earth (see commentary on Matt. 5:5). The “humble and lowly” are humble and lowly in their heart, not just their status in life. Many “lowly” people are bitter and arrogant, and that is not the kind of people Zephaniah is speaking about. He is speaking of those humble people who obey God and thus at the Judgment are granted everlasting life.