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Habakkuk – “How long, O Lord”

3Wed - prophets

“How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear?” (Habakkuk 1:2).  Habakkuk wanted to know how long God would tolerate Judah’s wickedness (1:3-4).  God’s response?  “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days— You would not believe if you were told.  For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans,…” (1:5-6a).  God was right – Habakkuk couldn’t believe it.  “Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, and You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor on those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up those more righteous than they?” (1:13).  How could God use a nation more wicked than Judah to punish Judah?  God would take care of the Chaldeans/Babylonians in due time (2).  Habakkuk knew what an awesome God He was, and he would “wait quietly for the day of distress, for the people to arise who will invade us.” (3:16).  No matter what happened, “Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.” (3:18).

Like Habakkuk, we may not always understand God’s way of doing things, but we can still put our complete trust in Him.  “…the righteous will live by his faith.” (2:4b).

Have a great day in His word!

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