In the timeline of our series “God’s Foretold Work” we are approaching the return of exiled Israel from Babylon to their homeland and promised inheritance. However, in this session, we took a step back and considered the complaints of the prophet Habakkuk, as he witnessed the wicked swallowing up those more righteous than themselves. We looked for the same consolation that Habakkuk received from the LORD.
“Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
“Lord, 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.”
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.”