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Bible Notes

Habakkuk 2:1 & 2:2-3 (10.05.18)

Habakkuk 2:1 NIV
[1] I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV
[2] Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. [3] For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

We live in a bit of an instant age – Google gives instant answers (often right ones even!!!), you can buy “ready-meals” to avoid preparation and so on but sometimes we have to “wait”! Habakkuk presents his prayers to God and then “stands at his watch” – he didn’t forget all about it or sit and do nothing but he got on with his job – stood at his watch, stationed himself on the ramparts – and looked to God. That’s a great example! Jesus said he will come again – our job is to watch and pray – to have God at the centre of our lives and to see how he is at work. Sometimes that means waiting but don’t lose heart – “it will certainly come and will not delay”

Lord, help me to wait on you and to see you at work in the world around me.

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