Reflections from Habakkuk

September 26, 2016

Part 2

 The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and [He] gives it to whomever He chooses. Daniel 4:25b

Our Vision

Given our nation’s political turmoil, we will look once again at the very relevant book of Habakkuk. We saw last week in chapter 1 that the prophet was clearly confused by God’s silence. In Habakkuk chapter 2, he says: “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered and said to me, ‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it’” (verses 1-2). 

What is the vision? The same as it’s always been: We need to be growing in the Lord—walking with God, pursuing holiness. Additionally, we have a mandate to preach the Gospel to all people. That’s our task regardless of what’s happening in the nation’s capital. What if it’s prohibited someday? What would we do? Just what the apostles did: “Obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). The Lord told us to preach the Gospel, so we will continue to preach and make disciples.