BIBLE READING: Habakkuk 3:8-16
“Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed;” Habakkuk 3:13a
As Habakkuk is wrapping up the book, he writes of God’s character with His people through history. He looks back and sees how God delivered His people from Egypt and guided them to the promise land. How God protected, lead, directed, and comforted them. Habakkuk knew at this point God was having to send judgment to Judah for their sin. He did rest in the hope of God still keeping His promises to His people after the judgement. At the beginning of the conversation, Habakkuk was wondering if God was even watching. By the end, Habakkuk was reminded God was there and will always be there. For we as Christians, we have a great hope to look to, the gospel. Christ took the great burden of all the sin of man, so we could be free. The hope of the gospel emboldens us with courage. It is the assurance of knowing we are never alone. I do not know what you may be facing today, but you have the hope of your Savior that is with you. He is there leading and guiding you. Paul gives a reminder in Colossians, that our hope is beyond here on earth “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;” Paul is encouraging the church here to keep on keeping on for the Lord Jesus Christ. We can rest assured that the Lord is there to comfort and help in time of need, and He will be there for us in the days to come. Often, we can rest our hope to many things here on earth, but only the hope of the gospel in Christ can truly satisfy. What will you put your hope in today?
David Fulp II