This post is Day 28 in a series of studies about “Habakkuk”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Habakkuk – Day 28
This short book began with a grumble reminding God of what the enemy was doing to His people. But Habakkuk has now persuaded himself that all will end well. It is always good to remember the past as an encouragement to ourselves and others that God is still on the throne.
You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot.
With his own spear you pierced his head when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, gloating as though about to devour the wretched who were in hiding. You trampled the sea with your horses, churning the great waters.
These verses today are speaking of the Lord’s victories in the past. But it also sounds like a prophecy for what Jesus would do after the cross, when He would rise from the grave. That was the day when God really stripped the enemy from head to foot.
Having begun this short book with his grumble reminding God of what the enemy was doing to God’s people, Habakkuk has now more or less persuaded himself that all will be well in the end.
It is always good to remember good things of the past as an encouragement to ourselves and others that God is still on the throne, and what He has done before He is more than capable of repeating. But He is also capable of doing something totally new. Something we could not imagine. And He will. The book of Revelation is full of exciting future events.
In these days of covid, lockdowns, wars and warnings of shortages and financial restraint we could all pray the verse that we read on Day 24. Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy (Habakkuk 3:2).
Thank Jesus for all He did at the cross and ask Him for a new revelation of what that could mean in our time, and in your life today.