2016-04-05 - Habakkuk
The Third Woe
Babylon was building its empire on the blood and rubble of their victims. But that which is built in such a way, will never be allowed to stand. “Yes, Habakkuk, these people are God’s instruments of judgment, but they too will be judged.”
The day is coming when the world will realize that their only firm foundation is in the Lord. This verse, (14) is prophetic, telling of the day when the Lord will come and establish His kingdom. This is looking to that coming Millennial Kingdom.
“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
To be continued.
All verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.