July 30, 2012

212 - Habakkuk's message

Kathleen's thoughts

Jeremiah 26: 8-19
Habakkuk 1:1-17, 2: 1-20, 3:1-19

Jeremiah proclaimed a traitor...After Jeremiah prophesied in the Lord's temple all the people assembled against Jeremiah and when the officials of Judah heard these things they went up from the king's palace to the Lord's temple. Jeremiah said to the officials "As for me, here I am in your hands; do to me what you think is good and right. But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves, on this city and on its residents. For it is certain the Lord has sent me to speak all these things direct to you.then the officials and all the people told the priests and prophets, This man doesn't deserve the death sentence, for he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God!.

Habakkuk complains of injustice
The Lord's reply
Habakkuk's further complaint

Habakkuk must wait...The Lord answered me; Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Thought it delays wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late.
Look his ego is inflated; he is without integrity. but the righteous one will live by his faith.

Judgment's on the unrighteous  2: 20...But the Lord is in His holy temple; let everyone on earth be silent in His presence.
Habakkuk's plea
His prayer and praise.

The thought and contemplation.
Almost all of the old testament prophets confessed to being confused by the ways and designs of God. But as they waited before Hm, the confusion gave way to confidence. The secret of understanding God's ways is to 'wait" finally , the answer always comes.

Isa. 55: 8-9 For My; thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not My ways. This is the Lord's declaration. For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts'


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