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Habakkuk/Hebrews, part 2…

Hope you are still following from yesterday.  Habakkuk spoke of conditions that he did not like, and, today, the LORD answers:

The Lord speaks: (1:5-11)

“Look among the nations! Observe!

Be astonished! Wonder!

Because I am doing something in your days –

You would not believe if you were told.

For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, (Babylonians! – Iran, Iraq)

That fierce (bitter) and impetuous people

Who march throughout (the breadth of) the earth

To seize (take possession of) dwelling places which are not theirs.

They are dreaded and feared.

Their justice and authority originate with themselves.

Their horses are swifter than leopards

And keener than wolves in the evening.

Their horsemen come galloping,

Their horsemen from afar;

They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.

All of them come for violence.

Their horde of faces moves forward.

They collect captives like sand.

They mock at kings,

And rulers are a laughing matter them.

They laugh at every fortress,

And heap up rubble to capture it.

Then they will sweep through like the wind and pass on.

But they will be held guilty,

They whose strength is their god.

History note:  The Babylonians invaded the southern kingdom of Judah three times.  In 605 B.C., Daniel was taken captive, along with others.  Then in 597 B.C., Ezekiel was taken captive.  The third invasion was in 586 B.C. when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed.

On Friday, a short note on the Biblical definition of “strength” for the faithful (full of faith) believer as opposed to the strength of the above mentioned Babylonians.  Read those verses again!

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October 17, 2013 - Posted by | Habakkuk, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Studying Hebrews

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