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Habakkuk’s Lens

Habakkuk's Lens

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Look and Consider

            “Look at the proud one,” God says. In the second chapter of Habakkuk’s record, God calls Habakkuk to see the situation through His own lenses. God describes the pride of man in his rebellion against God. In this deeper sense, “the Chaldean” is a corporate manifestation of the evil one at root of all sin.

            What does God say about pride? How does God describe the prideful so that we can know his end in truth, and of effect of pride in our own lives when we succumb to its lure?

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            But before we separate ourselves from this picture, can we not divine some truths here for ourselves?

            I daily harbor pride in my heart. If I don’t halt its progress through confession and repentence and acceptance of forgiveness, I begin steadily to rot at the core.

            Habakkuk’s vision is God’s stringent call to each of us to turn from evil and pursue God with all our heart, and soul, and mind, and body. We are called to give God the holiness due His Name.


            What if we replace all the “I’s” in that previous list by setting God on His throne in life today?

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This is part of a series of reflections on the book of Habakkuk. See Habakkuk's Lament (Pt1).     

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