COVID-19 How to live in uncertain times
(59 - When there's nothing)
See part 1 of this series here.
‘The righteous will live by his faith’ Habakkuk 2:4
The last verses in the book of Habakkuk are often seen as one of the greatest prayers of faith in the Bible. The Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, lived just prior to the invasion of Judah by the Chaldeans (Babylonians). Although he understood God’s righteousness and abhorrence of sin, he could not understand how God could allow such a wicked country as Babylon to invade HIS people. This paradox perplexed Habakkuk and he cried out against the injustice. God’s answer, however, was quite unlike what he expected. God does, indeed, see the evil in man’s hearts and the corrupt foolishness of all men. HE will punish all evil in HIS own time and the earth will be filled with HIS glory. (H 2:14) And as Habakkuk remembered the LORD’s great deliverance of The Israelites of the Exodus and Sinai, (chapt 3) he knows that God is someone whom he could trust, despite the present difficulties.
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, Though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, Though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in GOD my Saviour. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights." Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
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