Text: Habakkuk 2:4-5 There is an amazing correlation between “the proud one” that Habakkuk describes in the fourth verse of the second chapter of his prophecy and Belshazzar, who would fulfill the prophecy some seven decades later. This also correlates with Jeremiah’s prophecy for the length of time Judah would be in captivity to the Babylonians, as well as explaining the recording and waiting mentioned earlier in the chapter.
Text: Habakkuk 1:13-17 Finishing out the first chapter of the prophet’s exchange with Yahweh, we, not only, “see” that he realizes the purity and holiness of the One to Whom he a been complaining, we are, also, able to relate the truths to the importance of our standing to the task of “catching” the people of our very own society, before they are trapped and, forever, lost to the Kingdom.
Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Paul’s model was to put aside what had come before, good and bad, and keep his eyes focused on what the Lord had in front of him. It’s so easy to look back at our former glory or to hang onto past hurts. But the big question is, what are you looking forward to?
Text: Habakkuk 1:12 It is almost as though Habakkuk suddenly realizes Who has responded to him and begins to “take stock.” In this single verse, we find, rather densely packed, nine attributes/characteristics of Yahweh God. It is exciting to realize with wonder the majesty of the One Who Loves us so much, as we briefly look at these areas of confidence that the prophet expresses.