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Habakkuk for Today? The Arrogance of Power.

There are some parts of the Bible, even the “Old Testament,” that need very little adjustment in order to have clear and direct meaning to today. What do you think of this from Habakkuk, ch 1?

2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

God has some input for Habakkuk in response to these concerns.

6 I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwelling places not their own.
7 They are a feared and dreaded people;
they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor.

8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like a vulture swooping to devour;
9 they all come bent on violence …
10 … They laugh at all fortified cities … they … capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on –
guilty men, whose own strength is their god
.”

Afghanistan, Iraq, next Iran, maybe Hamas … they capture them. Then they sweep past like the wind and go on.

14 You have made men like fish in the sea, like sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 … he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet;
and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet,
for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?

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  • Has everyone seen the goose-stepping Chinese and North Korean armites? One thing that’s all over world press and never plays here, is that the leaders of those nations (China holds a huge amount of the national debt) are mentioning military retribution for George Bush’s deficit spending policies.

    The chickens, someday, will come home to roost.

    “9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” – Rev 13:9-10

  • Hab 2:6-10
    Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
    and makes himself wealthy by extortion!
    How long must this go on?’

    Will not your debtors [alt trans: creditors] suddenly arise?
    Will they not wake up and make you tremble?
    Then you will become their victim
    .

    Because you have plundered many nations,
    the peoples who are left will plunder you.
    For you have shed man’s blood;
    you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

    Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain
    to set his nest on high,
    to escape the clutches of ruin!

    You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,
    shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.

  • Finally, Habakkuk here.

    Now how about printing chapter two as a front-pager? The one about the proud one who “makes himself rich with loans?”

    $8,200,000,000,000+ national debt more understandable now?

  • “…whose own strength is their god.” Wow. We definitely have some of those guys in positions of power in our country. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that some people can change, that they can hear a still small voice, but it really is necessary to believe that, don’t you think? People who are “a law unto themselves” seem so unbeatable, their confidence so unshakeable, they seem to know they’re right about everything…they have a knack for intimidation. Yep, sounds like a bunch of Babylonians to me!!! 🙂

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