Discuss Habakkuk 1

  • Richard H Priday - 7 months ago
    Verse 3 of "Be Thou My Vision" states:

    Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,

    Thou mine inheritance, now and always:

    Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,

    High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

    2 concepts are indicated in these lyrics. First; praise isn't always accepted by God and second riches of this world often are treasured above the Lord. Both of these points are an issue when it comes to the Contemporary Christian music industry; in particular.

    Lucifer according to Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 was anointed as a Cherubim with musical giftings built into him. He chose glory for himself; therefore lost his place in heaven and consequently; can only use his talents for evil purposes today. It is hard to conceive that those who have written scripturally sound lyrics in the past could abandon the Lord; but mind boggling to see those who have continued to confess Christ but accept all the ideologies contrary to scripture. This is certainly reminiscent of the type of people you would expect in the last days Laodicean type church. The kind of God which is worshipped in this case is one sided toward love and acceptance and doesn't look at repentance seriously. God loved us enough to send His Son ( John 3:16) but when the Son had our sins placed on Him the Father had to look away. ( Matthew 27:46; Habakkuk 1:13).

    There are exceptions; of course of artists whose lives truly reflect the proper doctrines; and show the proper behavior as a humble servant. This often at the very least means turning down more lucrative offers that cause compromise and starting your own music label. Many start in local churches then end up getting sucked into the greed of worldly desires for success and any new musician should have regular discipling and close association with a local church; preferably as a member. We should pray also for those who are gifted musically in secular circles that they will turn to Christ and witness to them when opportunities arise.
  • Richard H Priday - 8 months ago
    God's anger (part 2)

    God is angry with the nations as well as individuals. Revelation 11:18 begins a discussion of God's wrath and it is accomplished when the winepress is trod alone by Christ ( Isaiah 63:3) which mirrors Armageddon as described in Revelation 19; but also the campaign of the Exekiel 38 war and the nations God destroys in the process.

    In such a topic; of course we see other attributes of God balancing things such as wrath and anger with patience and longsuffering of the Lord; for instance. In all this discussion it is important to see how a balanced picture of our Lord brings a better focus as to who He is. We can't just focus on anger or there is no hope for His love; but the same holds true for those who only want to hear "encouraging" verses in scripture. As famously stated we either have all of Christ or we have in reality none of Him. We must take the whole counsel of the Word of God rather than cherry picking what we want as context gets thrown out the window at best with that mindset; and at worst whole doctrinal truths are cast aside. Such is the action of such deists as Benjamin Franklin apparently. The flesh really doesn't even comprehend God's love; for human love and its vicissitudes clearly can't be trusted ( Jeremiah 17:9) as our heart is desperately wicked and who can know it? God judges impartially and is not a "respecter of persons" ( Romans 2:11-16; Acts 10:34). He is entirely righteous and no one can argue with Him once judgment comes. As Psalm 2 states we should "kiss the Son" while He is in the way so that His anger doesn't make us perish (verse 12; loosely translated). God's terms are having Christ as our mediator and High Priest because He can't look upon sin ( Heb. 9:15; Habakkuk 1:13). God will thankfully bring His own people to completion and hence the new heaven and earth will have nations of righteous people serving God; both the survivors of the Tribulation and Resurrected/Raptured saints.
  • GIGI - 1 year ago
    GOD IS PURE

    1 John 1:5

    "This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."

    Habakkuk 1:13

    "Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on in iniquity,"

    God is pure. There is no hint of evil, sin, or wickedness. He is absolutely sinless, forever righteous, always holy. He separates from Himself anything that offends Him through sin, iniquity, and evil.

    Even though this is true, He made a way for sinful mankind to be received into His presence. This was to incarnate the Son and live among us who are sinful and in a world corrupted by sin. This was done out of His love and desire to save us. His Son, Jesus, became man to live a perfect, sinless life for us and to give Himself as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. He exchanged our sinfulness with His righteousness on the cross. He put our sins away from us and from the Father as far as the east is from the west, to be remembered no more by God. He took the Father's wrath of the offense of our sin for us, so that we can be delivered from the wrath of God in the life to come.

    How great God is, who cannot look upon evil because of His purity, but at the same time can come to live among us to be the only sacrifice that would satisfy the wrath of God and release us from our sins. This is one of the many paradoxes concerning God.

    So, in light of this, how then are we to live?

    -by faith

    -by trust

    -by gratitude

    -by humility

    -in godliness

    -in holiness

    -in the truth

    -in His love

    -in fellowship with Him

    -through His grace

    -through His mercy

    -through knowledge of Him
  • T Levis - In Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5 - 1 year ago
    Habakkuk 3, in context

    Habakkuk 3:3, it is a prayer, proclaiming GOD's power. It appears to me that he is saying by evidence of GOD moving through Teman. As Judgement references Jeremiah 49:20, Ezekiel 25:13, Amos 1:12, Obediah 1, notice Genesis 36:15 Jeremiah 49:7, Edom named Esau same person, Teman was in his lineage.

    Notice also when examining Habakkuk 3:3, tap scripture then scroll down, you'll see the word used fof GOD is (elowah) it's same word used in Daniel 11:38, Deuteronomy 32:17, Habakkuk 1:1, seemingly significant as different than uses in the rest of scripture, as names of GOD.

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • S Spencer - 1 year ago
    Does God use vessels of dishonour and nations to perform his will?

    I believe so, here's a few reasons why

    Romans 9:18-23.

    Habakkuk 1:5-11. Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

    And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

    Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

    Another question asked is there such things as demon possession?

    Here's what I believe and I'm not sure if it classifies as demon possession.

    I believe there's ministers of Satan.

    2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

    These are amongst us everywhere we go and can be identified as tares. Matthew 13:36-42.

    EVIL SPIRITS.

    Satan is the prince of the world and he influences the flesh. the natural man. and the nations.

    1 John 4:1-3.

    These tares may also be seen in Jude 1:1-25.

    You can't always identify these tares with their Doctrine, some of their Doctrine sounds very familiar, but what they "seem" to believe in doesn't humble them and in areas of baring fruit they seems to be lacking. This causes a closer look at their theology and you find them taking a sharp left on the path.

    1 John 2:19.

    God bless."
  • S Spencer - 1 year ago
    Does God use vessels of dishonour and nations to perform his will?

    I believe so, here's a few reasons why

    Romans 9:18-23.

    Habakkuk 1:5-11. Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

    And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

    Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

    Another question asked is there such things as demon possession?

    Here's what I believe and I'm not sure if it classifies as demon possession.

    I believe there's ministers of Satan.

    2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

    These are amongst us everywhere we go and can be identified as tares. Matthew 13:36-42.

    EVIL SPIRITS.

    Satan is the prince of the world and he influences the flesh. the natural man. and the nations.

    1 John 4:1-3.

    These tares may also be seen in Jude 1:1-25.

    You can't always identify these tares with their Doctrine, some of their Doctrine sounds very familiar, but what they "seem" to believe in doesn't humble them and in areas of baring fruit they seems to be lacking. This causes a closer look at their theology and you find them taking a sharp left on the path.

    1 John 2:19.

    God bless.
  • S Spencer - 1 year ago
    Hi.

    This is not an attempt to start a new thread on demonic spirits or evil spirits.

    I just wanted to share just a few scriptures on them and why I believe they exist and are amongst us.

    Their mission is to lure you away or distort the truth in DIVERSE WAYS!! ( Their Doctrine may sound a lot like yours, IF they believe the Doctrine of truth they will bare fruit. )

    1 John 4:1-3.

    1 John 4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

    Matthew 12:43-45.

    Jude 1:4.

    2 Corinthians 11:13-15. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

    And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    Matthew 13:37-40.

    Notice who planted the tares?

    I believe God with his sovereignty and foreknowledge uses vessels of dishonour to accomplish his will.

    Romans 9:17-23. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

    Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

    Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

    Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

    HATH NOT THE POTTER POWER OVER THE CLAY, OF THE SAME LUMP TO MAKE ONE VESSEL UNTO HONOUR, AND ANOTHER UNTO DISHONOUR?

    What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION:

    And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

    Also notice

    Habakkuk 1:5-11.

    God bless.
  • GiGi - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Hello Gary,

    I concur with Jesse.

    The Scriptures say that God is everlasting and eternal, without beginning nor being created and will never cease to exist. Life and existence belong wholly to Him. They do not exist outside of God, meaning He did not acquire them from anything outside of Himself. He always has possessed these.

    Genesis 21:33 (Eternal)

    Isaiah 63:16 (Everlasting)

    Isaiah 26:4 (Rock eternal)

    Jeremiah 10:10 (the living God, the Eternal King)

    Romans 16:26 (Eternal God)

    1Tim 1:17 (unto the King eternal immortal)

    Hebrews 9:14 (eternal Spirit)

    1John 5:20 (He is the true God and Eternal life)

    Ps. 93>2 (You are from all eternity)

    Deuteronomy 33:27 (Eternal)

    1 Chronicles 16:36 (the God of Irael, from everlasting to everlasting)

    Nehemiah 9:5 (who is from everlasting to everlasting)

    Isaiah 9:6 (Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace)

    Isaiah 40:28 (The Lord is the Everlasting God)

    Habakkuk 1:12, (O lord, are You not rom everlasting?)

    Isaiah 57:15 (the Lofty One, who lives forever

    Hope these help.
  • Chijindu onuh on Habakkuk 1 - 1 year ago
    Among all things all glory be to God
  • David - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 1 year ago
    To John anonymous,

    Sorry to hear of your situation regarding the "Havana Syndrome." From what I could find in my research, only those in the diplomatic office and their families were subject to this illness.

    I will pray for all involved and quick healing by the Hand of GOD. The LORD promises to avenge, but we must first forgive. May the LORD give you peace and comfort.

    GOD to shine HIS face on you and give you peace. The LORD bless you and keep you and your family safe.
  • John anonymous - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 1 year ago
    The USA has a corrupt Government like Jesus declared ancient Israel had. God warned the obedient Israelites to flee into the Mountains to escape the coming destruction. Only the ones who obeyed God's voice lived to tell the tale. I have asked God to avenge me of all Americans who support the corrupt Government in Washington, D.C. who are assaulting me with Havana Syndrome weapons.
  • David on Habakkuk 1 - 1 year ago
    There is a lot here in the prophet's writings that pertain to us and can help us in our present situation in our nation. Just this past month, we've had mass shootings. The last one in Texas has caused many to ask the same questions that Habakkuk asked.

    "O LORD, how long shall I cry, and THOU wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and THOU wilt not save!"

    We are surrounded by so many things; mass shootings, rising gas and oil prices, food shortages- milk formulas etc. Doesn't look good. Habakkuk was troubled that GOD was using a evil nation like the Babylonians to be HIS agent of judgement. The US could be in the same situation. However we need to be like Habakkuk and trust in the LORD. Remembering what GOD has done for us in the past and trust in HIS timing. Habakkuk waited to hear GOD'S answer in 2:1, because he knew GOD would do the right thing and will correct him in his thinking.

    May we humble ourselves and pray as HE wills us to do and trust in the LORD to have all things in control. 2 Chronicles 7: 14-16

    GOD bless all on this forum.

    May 30, 2022 GOD bless all who served in the armed forces this Memorial Day and their families.
  • Mishael - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 2 years ago
    Sounds like Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, kinda?

    We are being given daily signs. Prophesy unfolding: everything Jesus spoke. The earth itself is writhing in pain, groaning. It encourages me to spend 10 mins daily looking at daily videos of disasters. It is man weakening the land: carving roads beside mountains, destroying vegetation that keeps the mountain stable.

    Folks: it's not global warming. No green deal can fix it. It is 2 PETER 3 prophesy coming alive, in our faces every day. The earth has a prophesy (A BIG ONE) to fulfill. THE EARTH IS BEGINNING TO BURN ITSELF UP. It is a prophesy.

    The Green Deal is a plot to promote John Kerry. It's his dream. Obama and Biden are in on it; China, Russia, UAE, Turkey, the Silk Road.

    We're being warned with Disasters, Fearful sights in the skies, planets, falling space junk. Last week there was a BLOOD RED dust storm that traveled from Southern Africa to Switzerland.

    Be prepared at all times to get to shelter if necessary.

    Purchase a underground tornado shelter

    ACTUAL DISASTER SITE NAMES:

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    The Two Preachers **

    The digital Reporter

    Climate change

    This Happened on our earth

    NA weather

    Agony of Mother Earth

    Mind Boggler

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    Vulnerability

    Underworld World of Signs

    If you want to view some videos that were made to show what man-made disasters MIGHT

    look like. When the black disclaimer box appears, the next box is another video link to continue watching.

    REVELATION STATION on YouTube

    The loss of life is uncomprehendable.
  • Marke on Habakkuk 1 - 2 years ago
    Habakkuk 1:3-4

    3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

    4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

    The OT is written for NT believers and has lessons for our modern world. In these verses, we see a similarity in our own world in modern America. Judges are corrupt and their judgments are perverse. Political leaders are corrupt and they promote things that not only oppose God but also do great harm to innocent people under their protection and administration. Take Biden, for example. His insane tax and spending policies are bankrupting poor people and the whole nation, as are his shutdowns of domestic oil production. He supports murder by abortion and depravity by homosexuality. He is blind and wicked and does not know the damage he is doing.

    In America, spoiling and violence are prevalent and judgment is perverted, just as Habakkuk prophesied.
  • Jeanette Hughes on Habakkuk 1 - 2 years ago
    God is love
  • S.Spencer. - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Amen. I think it's a great idea to keep our Governing nation in prayer, and pray they let God govern their hearts!

    When Israel did right by the Lord he gave them rest and the spirit of the lord rested on the leaders! Numbers 11:25-29.

    As a nation we've put together great writings on paper and we Identfied ourselves by these writings but we never accomplished what we have in writing. Sort of reminds you of Israel doesn't it? Actually Israel didn't just have the law written on skin, they had the Lord in their midst. But his laws wasn't written on there hearts! And this is the only geographical nation/Country that has been set apart by the Lord.

    That ought to humble every other nation! God has raised up nations in the past to do his will and then judge that nation!

    Habakkuk 1:5-6.

    Jeremiah 25:11-12.

    God used Assyria and Babylon to chastise Israel and turn the rod on them.

    God raises up great kings to do his will!

    Isaiah 45:1.

    Ezekiel 29:18-20.

    Pride goeth before destruction and an haulty spirit before a fall.

    All these nations fell! Now Let's look at Israel. Ezekiel 16:48-50. Notice verses 49 and 50? You noticed God called sodom Israels sister! When God brought Israel out of Egypt God called them his son. He was a father and a husband to them. But they turned from God so at this point he's telling them they have the same father as Sodom, and we know who that is!

    "He's not governing there heart" but there will come a time he will. Jeremiah 31:31-34. Noticed verse 33? He will put his law in their inward parts!

    Looking at Israel and the way the Lord raised up nations and later judged them should humble us!

    There will come a time when his nation will be taken out of the world and he will deal with all the worlds nations.

    Joel 3:2.

    So let's pray the lost people of ALL nations humble themselves and get on a tract they have NEVER been on.

    God bless and goodnight.
  • Dave M - In Reply - 2 years ago
    James 4:17 says if you do nothing in the face of evil it's a sin. Other parties aren't even close to the one I called out. The democrats support mass murdering innocent babies and mass spilling of blood through violence, and the other parties don't. Those who assume others are just as evil either have been brainwashed by propaganda or could be symbolically bowing to the evil culture, just like the US giving billions to Iran the #1 enemy who threatens to nuke us. In these dark days we even see pastors bowing down to terrorist groups like blm and antifa who have killed so many hundreds that aren't reported by the evil media. The vaccine injection has also murdered more than 5,000 people and they sweep it under the rug- that's more death than the 9/11 attacks. It's horrifyingThe time for pandering to this evil is over.

    Habakkuk 1:13, Romans 12:9, Philippians 3:2, Ephesians 5:11, John 3:20 - say to expose evil, not pander to them, appease them, or bow down and worship them as a false god. The end times are near and people will be soon tested to see who they are allegient to. Were they an accessory to murder by belonging to a group that mass murders babies, lets criminals out of prison to murder innocents, to let illegals in to spread disease, bring lethal drugs, and traffic children? Those supporting this will be held accountable. It's not too late to repent of this sin and to follow Jesus.
  • S Spencer - In Reply on James 2 - 3 years ago
    James..

    Here's an example of what Brother Jesse wrote.

    Habakkuk 1:1-17. The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

    O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

    Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

    Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

    Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

    For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.

    They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

    Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

    And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

    Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

    Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

    Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Isaiah 45:5 - 3 years ago
    Hi Dr Marvin.

    That's a humbling, valuable truth to consider isn't it.

    God used Moses, He used Abraham, and Many others in scripture and Many he is using today,

    But he also used People like Cyrus! ""Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;""

    He used King Nebuchadnezzar.

    To seize Israel.

    And the Chaldeans.

    Habakkuk 1:6. For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.
  • Chris - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    This prophetical Book is generally placed at around 605-607 BC during the reign of Judah's King Jehoiakim. And this prophecy was just before Nebuchadnezzar took Judah into Babylon captivity. So this prophesy served to warn Judah of the Lord's intention to punish her.
  • John E Workman on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    When did Habakkuk prophesy?
  • THE HOLINESS OF GOD on Psalms 80 - 3 years ago
    From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

    Admittedly it is hard to understand many things in Scripture, but it is not because Scripture is wrong; it is because mankind is made up of weak and imperfect people, unable to scarcely grasp the overwhelming perfection and holiness of God.

    We have become so used to sin that we can't imagine anyone being absolutely perfect. But God is! Because God is holy, He never does wrong-ever.

    God's holiness is righteous and pure. The Bible says, "Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing" ( Habakkuk 1:13). Certainly, God notices evil and condemns it. The passage is clarifying that He will NOT look upon evil and tolerate it. He will indeed judge sin, and doing evil is sin.

    The Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of God's glory ( Romans 3:23). We stand guilty and condemned before Him, worthy only of His judgment and condemnation.

    Apart from Christ and His work on the cross, we have no hope of Heaven, because even one sin contaminates us and makes us unfit to come into God's presence. We must never take the holiness and judgment of God lightly, for it is the very essence of His character.

    But God is also the God of love ( 1 John 4:8). This makes all the difference. Behind every dealing God has with us is His perfect love. It was love that caused Him to create us, and it was love that caused Him to send His Son to REDEEM US. His love pursues us and draws us to Himself, and His love will someday take those who believe in Him into His presence forever.

    God says to us, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" ( Jeremiah 31:3).

    Mishael: ought we not to accept so great

    A salvation? I see the violence we do to each other, on the free news, and it's makes me feel sick that we are so capable of hurting each other; and not even thinking about it later.

    The terror of it, is that the end will not come swiftly like a huge asteroid strike. It's going to happen like birth pains.
  • Mishael - In Reply on Ecclesiasticus 26:11 - 3 years ago
    What the Commentary says of this verse.

    Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 1:2

    1:1 The burden - The prophet seems to speak of these grievous things, as a burden which he himself groaned under.

    1:4 Therefore - Because the wicked go on with impunity. The law - The whole law, moral, ceremonial, and judicial. Is slacked - Is slighted, and not observed. Go forth - From magistrates, judges, and public officers. Doth compass about - As it were besieges, with design to oppress and ruin.
  • Xavier hayes on Ecclesiasticus 26:11 - 3 years ago
    HABAKKUK 1:2 O Lord how long shall i crie, and thou wilt not heare! euen cry out vnto thee of violence, and thou wilt not saue?
  • Radpad - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    Seems like God may be passing judgement on our country and possibly the world.
  • DANDE36 - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    Amen u r not aone in that/this walk
  • Marvella on Habakkuk 1:5 - 3 years ago
    Yes that is what the Lord is saying turn from sin completely
  • Sheila Hedgepeth - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    thank you.
  • T - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    Genesis 37

    The story of Joseph is a great example.

    Many with hardened hearts(wicked) in my life

    have helped me. However, it was not until later that I could see it.

    God allowed wicked people to be in my life. Relationships, bosses, friends, family. Through their wicked and unrighteous ways I felt used, lied to, hurt and deceived. These things, later, brought me closer to God. These things, later, allowed me to understand just how magnificent and loving God truly is. He is the opposite of those things or people.

    I never want to fall for, be exposed to or be a part of those wicked people again. The wicked people he allowed in my life brought spiritual growth and faith. God used the wicked to bring me closer to him. To trust under His wings. I also must be forgiving of them but thankful for the lessons and strength I received because of them. I pray for each of those people to turn and be saved. Just as I have been able to have the opportunity to turn from my worldy, wicked ways. My heart was hardened but I opened it fully to God.

    We may not understand our trials in fire today but tomorrow, we will praise God for them!

    Sometimes we see evil people seem to win while we think we are losing. Their win is for a season. I want my win to be for eternity!

    I hope this helps.
  • HABAKKUK - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    he major theme of Habakkuk is trying to grow from a faith of perplexity and doubt to the height of absolute trust in God. Habakkuk addresses his concerns over the fact that God will use the Babylonian empire to execute judgment on Judah for their sins. Habakkuk openly questions the wisdom of God.

    This was Habakkuk's first complaint. It seemed to him that God was not answering his prayers to the wickedness and injustice he saw around him. ... Then he decided to make a covenant with the Lord and made sure he and the people would follow the commandments for the rest of his days as king.

    Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause," ( Isaiah 1:17). "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" ( Micah 6:8)

    In the absence of knowing what to do about what is going on around us: we need to go to default settings. The paragraph at the bottom.

    God is not always going to explain things through a prophet or pastor. We have to find a similar situation in scripture.

    If your Bible does not have Center Page Reference columns (for deeper study); get one. Make sure it has the columns with tiny alphabet letters. Those scriptures in them point to other revelation about what you are studying.

    Part of "studying to show yourself approved unto God", means having the right equipment to get the answers you want.

    Mishael


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