2Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy. (Habakkuk 3:2)
Happy Monday Friends! I am not purposely only posting on Mondays, I have been trying hard to sit down and make time to put something new out on here, but just have not had the opportunity. The Common Sense REBORN Daily Devotional for 2022 is taking up almost all my free-time. I am getting closer and closer to wrapping that up, but it is coming down to the wire, as I need to button everything up for Amazon so people can order it in time for the start of the New Year. For you faithful readers, this next addition will be most of the same, with some of this year’s blog posts from the Old Testament worked in. But enough excuses, let’s look at the verse above, which comes from tomorrow’s reading plan, and see how we can apply it in our day-to-day life.
Here the Prophet Habakkuk is asking God to repeat the “deeds” God had performed for the Israelites in the past. To perform the miracles of old in their present day. But in God’s wrath, whether it comes through fire from above, or flooding from below, or plagues, or war, that God remembers mercy during His day of judgement. Perhaps what we are experiencing is God’s wrath returned on this wayward generation: the deadliest pandemic the world has seen in over a century; and the catastrophic weather phenomena; those could possibly come from God. The rest of our problems, we have created ourselves. Over-inflation, social injustice, war, discord, the destruction of the planet. All of that is due to our own negligence and destructive natures. So since we caused this mess, it’s up to us to clean it up. We can’t ask God to show us mercy for the mess we made. As I have preached all year, only we can bring miracles to life, and the greatest miracle we should focus on is showing everyone we interact with the grace and love of Jesus Christ every day.
“This ain’t doomsday, this is crack the tomb day.” Click the image below to hear the newest from Hulvey: great beats and great lyrics to get you hyped up for the mission above. The tomb’s empty, the work has always been awaiting us. Let’s clean this place up. “Christ hit the devil with a stone-cold stunna!”
Reading plan: 2 John 7-13
Deeper reading plan: Habakkuk 2:9-20