- Are you Not from Everlasting?
Habakkuk 1:12-2:1- Habakkuk’s Second Complaint We have looked at Habakkuk and his first lament to God, how long will you let this injustice continue (Hab 1:1-4). God’s response is simple, I will deal with it suddenly and very soon (Hab 1:5). However, it was not in the way that Habakkuk thought he would handle it. God was raising up the unexpected nation of Chaldeans or the Babylonians. The Chaldeans were bitter, fierce, and impetuous (Hab 1:6). They will come through […]
- Look and See
Habakkuk 1:5-11 As we study the book of Habakkuk, we are reminded that God’s word is living and active. The book of Habakkuk written in a different language, culture, and time still teaches us about God and addresses many issues we see in our newsfeeds or headlines. Habakkuk, whose name means embrace or wrestler, wrestles with God through his complaints. He asks real questions, not only philosophical questions from a study but questions about the reality in the trenches. Habakkuk […]
- How Long?
Introduction: Habakkuk Historical Setting We will begin studying the book of Habakkuk. The book was written during a very dark and depressing time for the southern kingdom, Judah. After King David’s son, Solomon, passed away the kingdom was divided. The northern kingdom, Israel, consisted of ten tribes of Israel. The northern kingdom, never had any good kings. All did was evil in the sight of the LORD. The northern kingdom fell to the mighty Assyrian army in 722 BC. The […]
- Outward Prayer
Outward Prayer We continue looking at some principles of prayer. We have looked at persistence and humility in prayer. Today we look at outward prayer. Praying for people in various positions. We turn to 1 Timothy. Paul, the aged man, writing his personal letter to his beloved spiritual son, Timothy (1 Tim 1:1-2). Timothy was the apprentice to Paul, like Obi-Wan Kenobi to Qui-Gon Jinn. This indeed was a beautiful spiritual bond between these two faithful servants of Christ. Paul met […]
- Humble Prayer
Disclaimer: Throughout this devotion, I use examples of people in our modern-day society. I do so as a broad stroke not to apply this to everyone who shares those positions or character traits. All examples have their weaknesses. This is not meant to represent real people; they are only examples. We continue looking at some principals of prayer. Last week we looked at the Persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. This week we turn to the next parable in Luke […]