Verse of the Day:V18 “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
1. Remember (V1-7)
V1 “A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.”
Prophet Habakkuk was afraid and fearful as he heard the voice of the Almighty God that He was about to severely judge and punish the people of Israel because they had sinned and rebelled against Him. Habakkuk prayed and pleaded with the Lord to revive the people, and in His wrath to remember to have mercy upon them. Though the people had sinned against the Lord, Habakkuk prayed that God would graciously spare the remnant who had obeyed and trusted Him, and did not shame and disgrace the name of the Lord.
V2 “O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”
2. Rivers (V8-16)
V8 “Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?”
Habakkuk reminded the people that it was not because God was angry with the river Jordan and the Red sea that He miraculously parted them. God performed the miracles because He loved His people. God parted the Red sea so that His people could escape from the pursuit of the Egyptian soldiers, and He parted the river Jordan so that they could possess the Promised Land. Let us rejoice in the Lord and trust Him in everything.
V9 “Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.”
3. Rejoice (V17-19)
V17 “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:”
Habakkuk encouraged the people that if they could trust the Lord for their salvation and their souls, could they not trust Him for their physical needs, and rejoiced in Him. Even though their fig trees shall not blossom, and they shall have no fruit, or olive, or meat, or flock or herd, yet God shall miraculously supply all their needs as He had done in the past.
V18 “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to rejoice in You for You are the God of my salvation.