This post is Day 8 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 8

Habakkuk 1:16-17

Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food. Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?

The Thought

The prophet continues his tirade which began against God, but now has turned into anger against the enemy. In his complaining prayers to the Lord, he has recognised that God is not to blame, the devil is, but Habakkuk expects God to provide the answer, and do something about the problem.

Today we know that God did do all He could about the problem in sending His Son to die on the cross, to overcome satan and show us the way to victory and success.

Oh that the christian church would rise up to that truth and come against that same enemy. Yes, Jesus defeated him at the cross. But Jesus left His disciples to finish the job and get the world to submit to Him and spread His glorious message of love and peace.

Many people live in luxury while they are serving the enemy today. This prophet realised that, and wanted God to do something about it. But God is waiting for us to pray.

The description in these verses of satan idolising his “net” reminds us of too many people today who idolise earthly things, political positions, jobs, inheritance, family, for by them we enjoy the lives we lead; – The choicest food!


Thank Jesus today for all He did for you personally in beating the enemy. Pray for direction about how to have that manifested; in your home, family, work place, town or village.

Maybe it is time to prayer walk your area, or become active in local politics, to start a new Bible class at home??? To invite neighbours in for a praise evening?

Pray for guidance.

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