Monday, March 07, 2022


Continuing with the first chapter of Habakkuk, we looked at the corruption that plagued the people of God and now, in verses 6 - 10, we find the response that the Lord prepared in order to de-fang the powers of wickedness that polluted the land. The passage reads like this;

I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own. They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.

Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar.

They fly like an eagle swooping to devour; they all come intent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand. They mock kings and scoff at rulers.

They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps they capture them.

Here, we see that the Lord raises a horde of ruthless and dreaded people who abruptly appear at the doorstep of the wicked forces and defiantly scoff at the authorities of the nations. 

There is no defence or fortification that can withstand their headlong and unrelenting assault. 

These are the conditions that are prepared long before the day of reckoning. The Lord builds up an army unbeknownst to the wicked enemies of His people and on the day of His choosing, He  summons them suddenly and they appear like roving wolves at dusk, inexorably advancing against the entrenched power and savagely overwhelming it.

Such are the resources of the Lord God where a mighty and fearsome army is mustered completely out of sight and when the day of justice comes, no one can escape the fierce intent of their conquest.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


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