Habakkuk 2

Habakkuk 2 begins with the prophet setting an example of how we need to live.  “I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint”.  We need to be paying attention and watching for what God has for us.  We need to have eyes and ears focused on what God is up to, what He is telling us, the direction He is leading us.  We need to pay attention and wait upon Him.

Because what God says will happen.  His plan will be fulfilled.  “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay”.  What God has in store is going to occur, maybe not on our timeline, but certainly on His.  He will accomplish His plan and purpose.  So what should we do?  “The righteous shall live by his faith”.  It’s pretty simple.  We need to walk in faith with the One who sets the plan.  We need to live by faith.

That means we keep our eyes on God, not the things of man.  We allow other things to push God off the throne of our life.  We put other idols in His place – and they have no power or do no more than deflect our attention and efforts from the One who is the King.  “What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it….for its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols”.  There are many things that become idols in our lives.  Anything that pushes God from the place of Lord and Master and replaces Him there is an idol.  And they are all filled with emptiness.  There is nothing to them.

But we have the opportunity to have a personal relationship with the God of the universe.  “The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him”.  He is alive and active and waiting for us to come to Him.   He wants us to keep Him on the throne of our life and to walk in humble obedience to Him.  But we have the opportunity to know God.  We have the position of being His very children.  We only need to watch for and then walk with Him as He leads us.  Jesus is our path to the Father.  We can come to Him through faith in Christ.  Do you know God?  Are you plugged in?

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Nate on October 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Arlin,
    Great post today. Especially the comment about they are filled with emptiness. We have all experienced the anticipation of a certain gift for Christmas. Then, once we open it, the let down of the present not bringing happiness. Same thing as an adult, our presents are just more experience.

    May we keep our eyes on Jesus.

    Reply

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