Thursday, July 30, 2015

Habakkuk, Day 3 Readings

Prayer for God to Act  

Today's reading is the closing prayer of Habakkuk, asking that God act decisively to protect the chosen people.  There is praise for the glory of God and praise for God's actions to free the people from slavery in Egypt and give them the Promised Land.  (This required God to subdue the Egyptians and defeat the people who lived in the Promised Land.)  As Judah is threatened by the Babylonian army, Habakkuk prays that God come to their defense with overwhelming power.  (As we read elsewhere, God's purposes were otherwise and God allowed the Babylonians to defeat Judah.)

Read Habakkuk 3:1-19  (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 3 today.