October 16, 2020
BIBLE READING: Habakkuk 3:1-2
“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” Habakkuk 3:2
Toady, we start the last chapter of Habakkuk. In the conversation between Habakkuk and God, Habakkuk replies to God one last time. He is in awe of what God has revealed to him. Through out the psalm that Habakkuk writes in chapter 3, he points to the character and work of God. This is not to put a bow on the hardship or ignore the struggle throughout the book but answers with the goodness of God.
In verse 2, Habakkuk makes three requests to the Lord. He asks God to revive. He is asking Him to be faithful as He always has been and that God’s plan would be fulfilled in His time. Second, Habakkuk askes that God would reveal His plan and Himself. As a prophet to the people, Habakkuk knew it was paramount to know what the Lord wanted Him to say and how to lead the people spiritually. Last of all, Habakkuk prays for God to remember mercy. That as Israel went through unprecedented times God would show them mercy. This is a prayer that really spoke to my heart. To toady’s Christian these three requests can help us to focus on the goodness of the Lord. Praying that God would revive the work in our lives and the church. Also, reveal to us what He wants us to do in our life. Last, that God would remember His mercy and give us the grace we need to better serve Him. Today, let us look to the Lord’s goodness as we serve our Lord.
David Fulp II