Verse of the Day: V4 “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
1. Live (V1-11)
V2 “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
The Almighty God commanded Prophet Habakkuk to write down the vision upon tables which taught the people of Israel that God shall bless those who live by faith in God, and God alone. However, the people failed to live by faith in God, and instead they lived by sight and trust in their own understanding. Their souls were lifted up and they were too proud to worship God, and refused to acknowledge Him as the only true and living God.
V4 “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
2. Labour (V12-17)
V12 “Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!”
God through Habakkuk warned the people to live by faith, and never to hurt and harm others in order to get power and wealth. If they hurt and harm others, it would be like labouring for fire, which would ultimately burn and consume them, and all their labour shall be in vain. God shall only bless the just who live by faith in Him, and Him alone.
V13 “Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?”
3. Lies (V18-20)
V18 “What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?”
Habakkuk warned the people to be weary of the teacher of lies who taught the people to make graven images and idols, and to worship these dumb idols. These false teachers taught the people to live by sight and trust in their own understanding, instead of living by faith and trusting in the true God who shall reward those who diligently seek Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to live by faith in You, and You alone.