Tag Archive: Habakkuk

Aug 18

We usually underestimate people and overvalue things. Great Cities Fall but People Live Forever.

We usually underestimate people and overvalue things. As C. S. Lewis powerfully observed in his sermon, The Weight of Glory, There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it …

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Jun 25

The Just Shall Live By Faith- Galatians

The Galatian Christians Paul had founded the Galatian churches on either his first or second missionary journey. The explosion of faith among the Gentiles challenged the Church. Christians were divided as to whether Gentiles needed to become Jews in order to become Christians. Paul’s Pilgrimage Paul was converted as a result of a direct experience …

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Jun 16

The Just Shall Live By Faith- Romans 1

The Bookends of Romans Good writers often plant subtle “bookends” in their work to emphasize key points of their message. In Romans Paul began and ended the book with paragraphs containing core elements of its teaching. Romans 1:1-6 1:1 gospel 1:3 concerning his Son 1:2 through his prophets in the holy Scriptures 1:5 obedience of …

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Jun 12

In the school of faith each of us receives a customized curriculum

The Just Shall Live By Faith God told Habakkuk that the just, people who wanted to follow God, would live by faith through the time of judgement. We are not told what happened to Habakkuk but we have the examples of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. They each followed God through those dark years. Jeremiah and …

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Jun 06

Habakkuk 3- The Just Shall Live By Faith- Habakkuk’s Psalm

Habakkuk’s Psalm Chapter three of Habakkuk is a psalm. In the last verse of the book he wrote “to the choirmaster with MY stringed instruments.” (Habakkuk 3:19, my emphasis. The possessive is not translated in some translations.) Habakkuk was probably a leader among the Levitical musicians. This psalm answers the question of chapter one. The …

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May 29

The Just Shall Live By Faith- The Proud and the Just

God is the God of All of the Nations In his dialogue with God, the prophet begins with his problem. Ungodly Jews were being allowed to disobey the covenant and oppress others with no consequences. What was God going to do about this? God raised his sights and told him that he was not only …

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May 27

The Just Shall Live By Faith- Habakkuk’s prayer

A Time of Crisis 600 Years Before Jesus About six hundred years before Christ was born there was a time of great crisis among the Jews. King Josiah, the boy king who had grown to be a godly leader, was killed in battle against the Egyptians. He brought revival to Jerusalem, restored the temple, and …

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