BIBLE READING: Habakkuk 2:2-5
“And the LORD answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
At this point, Habakkuk has already been waiting for God’s answer. The Bible does not say how long the timeframe was, but that he faithfully waited on the Lord. We can learn that Habakkuk did not know the answer he would receive or when, but he trusted in the answer and that God would answer him. Also, it’s comforting to know God did answer him. This shows God keeps His promises. Though the days were dark in Habakkuk’s time, the message was a message of hope. Habakkuk was told to write down the vision so it could be passed on to others. God wanted Habakkuk to know that He is faithful and He will keep His promises. Habakkuk may have thought of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 12-21. They were older and yet God promised them a child. How could this be? God fulfilled that promise and made a great nation. Though Judah faced judgement, God still fulfilled His promises by sending the Messiah later. Like Habakkuk, we too can put our faith in the Lord. God always fulfills His promises. It often seems, we as Christians have to wait quite a bit, but that’s how we grow in the Lord. That is through trusting and leaning on the foundation of His Word. Our own strength will only leave us weak and struggling every time. Only with God’s help and His Word, we can grow in that time of waiting.
David Fulp II