Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Habakkuk 2:2

2 - Then the Lord answered me and said: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets. That he may run who reads it.

3 - For the vision is yet for a appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

The Lord answers Habakkuk and His first instructions are that Habakkuk write down what God says to him so that others can read it. This answer is not just for Habakkuk, but for the nation of Judah to serve as a warning. God is going to give judgement and it will not be too late. God may have a word for the individual, but God's Word is really for everyone. This doesn't mean I'm going to tell everyone that they have to do what I do for God, but I am going to tell people that they need to know Jesus, that the Bible is for us to read and so we can get to know God better, and if anyone thinks they know God well enough and doesn't need to know God any better, than I'm not sure they know the same God I know.

Our God is not a god who wishes to remain mysterious. His mysteries are being revealed to those who seek Him. He has so many that He will always be mysterious, but He is so personable that He can and should and will be known by all. One day, every knee will bow to Him and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, but those who choose to do it now out of love for Him will not do it out of contempt later.

If the world could understand how beneficial the Word of God is in our daily lives, they would read it everyday. If the world could understand how much the Holy Spirit is involved in our lives, they would ask Him to work in our lives every day. If the world could understand that God answers all prayers, they would pray everyday.

What do you understand? Your understanding is not proven by words, but by actions.