In Today's Scripture
Prophecy and fulfillment of
About 150 years had passed since the revival of Jonah's day when all of
Assyria was probably the most brutal of all the ancient heathen nations, and its capital
Habakkuk foretold the coming judgment that God would bring on His idol-worshiping people in
Since we do not know all the facts, in the midst of our numerous, perplexing injustices, where too often evil seems to triumph, we should not express doubt in the Holy One (Habakkuk 1:12) by asking: Why me, or Why did He allow this to happen? God is just as uncompromising toward sin today as He was then. Yet the Lord always forgives even the most sinful person who truly repents and turns to and receives Christ as Savior and Lord of his life. All mankind will one day realize that the justice and mercy of the LORD is good, a strong hold (refuge) in the day of trouble; and He knoweth (loves) them that trust in Him (Nahum 1:7). We expectantly look forward to that day when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD (Habakkuk 2:14; compare Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; 11:1-6).
Nahum 1:12 quiet =b> strong, safe, secure; 1:14 no more of thy name be sown =b> nothing of your name will remain; 2:7 tabering =b> beating; 3:19 bruit =b> report. Habakkuk 1:4 slacked =b> not enforced.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Timothy A. Keener Sr. and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Barbey · The Arabic International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Mrs. Ann Wharton · Staff: Ken Sharp Government Official: Rep. Sue Kelly (NY) Country: Mauritius (1 million) 500 miles east of Madagascar Major languages: English and Creole Limited religious freedom 50% Hindu; 27% Roman Catholic; 17% Muslim; 5% Protestant Prayer Suggestion: Humbly kneel before the Lord in prayer and worship the Lord (II Chronicles 6:13).
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 103:13