Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Habakkuk, Day 2 Readings

The Dangers of Conquest  

Today's reading is a rebuke from God to the actions of the Babylonians.  The list of sins is straightforward -- their wealth comes from the spoils of war; they are arrogant about their military might; they use force (or the threat of force) to gain power over other people; and they believe they owe their victories to their "gods."  God warns them to change their ways and then promises that they will get their just desserts.  Eventually the oppressed people will rise up -- with the blessings and help of God -- and overwhelm the Babylonians.

Read Habakkuk 2:1-20  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Habakkuk 2 today.