11/29/15

Jim Zes

Text: Habakkuk 3:14-19

#7 inĀ Habakkuk Series

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One of the central themes of the book of Habakkuk is the sovereignty of God. We can take comfort in knowing that God is in control and cares for His people. So, even in the midst of difficult trials, as Christians we are to be more than conquerors. The prophet Habakkuk shows us that he responds to the crises that he is facing by rejoicing in the LORD. Habakkuk 3:14-19

Habakkuk 3:14-19 (NKJV)

You thrust through with his own arrows The head of his villages. They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret.

You walked through the sea with Your horses, Through the heap of great waters.

When I heard, my body trembled; My lips quivered at [the] voice; Rottenness entered my bones; And I trembled in myself, That I might rest in the day of trouble. When he comes up to the people, He will invade them with his troops.

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls–

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s [feet], And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.