October 27, 2023
DAY 300 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
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Focus Verse For Today: Habakkuk 2:18
Today, we both begin and conclude our journey through the book of Habakkuk. The book of Habakkuk is a conversation between Habakkuk and the Lord.
Ask the Lord for His understanding of Habakkuk 1-3. Read Habakkuk 1-3. Let’s journey!
Habakkuk 1-3: Habakkuk lived in Judah and had seen its downward spiral away from the Lord. During his life Habakkuk also witnessed King Josiah attempt to lead the nation back to the Lord, only for his son, upon Josiah’s death, to lead Judah back into moral decay. Habakkuk first questions how the Lord could allow Judah to fall so far. When the Lord answers that punishment will come from Babylon, Habakkuk questions how such an unrighteous nation can be used to punish a nation that is more righteous than Babylon. The Lord assures Habakkuk that Babylon will also be punished for their unrighteousness, in the Lord’s timing. (Habakkuk 1:1-3:19)
Our focus verse for today:
“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.
(Habakkuk 2:18, NIV)
The Lord was created by no man. Everything He speaks is the truth. The Lord is alive! False idols were an ongoing problem for the Israelites. They are an ongoing problem for us today. They teach lies and lead us away from the Lord, away from His grace and mercy, away from His strength and comfort. Consider your life carefully. Are there any false idols in your life?
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