Sunday, March 06, 2022


In the first chapter of Habakkuk verse 2 - 4, the prophet asked the Lord these questions;

Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

As an observer of the society around Him, Habakkuk agonized over the explicit corruption that was gaining prevalence while strife and conflict propagated unchecked. 

The prophet wanted to understand why the wicked could prosper and gain dominance over the righteous.

The Lord God began His answer to the prophet's questions in Habakkuk 1 verse 5 like this;

“Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe,  even if you were told.

This response by God tells us that all the things that Habakkuk was concerned about had not gone unnoticed by the Lord.

In fact, the response points to the preparation that has already been done to address the situation and the Lord declares that His remediation will be a spectacle to marvel at. The Lord declares that when He takes action, it will be so miraculous, it will defy belief. 

We are living in a day when we are as perplexed as Habakkuk was but the Lord is poised with His spectacular intervention that will be so astonishing that, as described in Psalm 126 verse 1,  "When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream."


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